David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Law and Philosophy 31 (3):343-365 (2012)
Are there moral rights to do moral wrong? A right to do wrong is a right that others not interfere with the right-holder’s wrongdoing. It is a right against enforcement of duty, that is a right that others not interfere with one’s violation of one’s own obligations. The strongest reason for moral rights to do moral wrong is grounded in the value of personal autonomy. Having a measure of protected choice (that is a right) to do wrong is a condition for an autonomous life and for autonomous moral self-constitution. This view has its critics. Responding to these objections reveals that none refute the coherence of the concept of a ‘moral right to do moral wrong’. At most, some objections successfully challenge the weight and frequency of the personal autonomy reasons for such rights. Autonomy-based moral rights to do moral wrong are therefore conceptually possible as well as, at least on occasion, actual
|Keywords||rights rights theory right to do wrong moral rights ethics autonomy moral philosophy normative ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
W. J. Talbott (2010). Human Rights and Human Well-Being. Oxford University Press.
Seumas Miller (2000). Collective Rights and Minority Rights. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (2):241-257.
L. W. Sumner (1987). The Moral Foundation of Rights. Oxford University Press.
Seth Lazar (2009). The Nature and Disvalue of Injury. Res Publica 15 (3):289-304.
Samantha Brennan (1999). Reconciling Feminist Politics and Feminist Ethics on the Issue of Rights. Journal of Social Philosophy 30 (2):260–275.
Elizabeth Wolgast (1987). Wrong Rights. Hypatia 2 (1):25 - 43.
Marilyn Fischer (1984). Intentions, Rights and Wrongs. Philosophy Research Archives 10:239-247.
Louis G. Lombardi (1985). The Nature of Rights. Philosophy Research Archives 11:431-439.
Jon Mahoney (2001). Rights Without Dignity? Some Critical Reflections on Habermas's Procedural Model of Law and Democracy. Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (3):21-40.
John Oberdiek (2004). Lost in Moral Space: On the Infringing/Violating Distinction and its Place in the Theory of Rights. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 23 (4):325 - 346.
Joseph L. Allen (1974). A Theological Approach to Moral Rights. Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1):119 - 141.
Lisa Bortolotti (2006). Moral Rights and Human Culture. Ethical Perspectives 13 (4):603-620.
Barbara de Mori (2001). Human Rights and Concept of Person. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):159-169.
Added to index2012-01-01
Total downloads87 ( #16,043 of 1,102,135 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #17,659 of 1,102,135 )
How can I increase my downloads?