David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In the first part of the paper, van Duffel argues, persuasively, why rights cannot be based (as some libertarians have tried to base them) on the notion of freedom. These arguments are not original; Friedman2 and Cohen3, among others, have articulated them at length. The obvious problem is that rights, while they enhance the freedom of their holders, restrict the freedom of others. Thus, if I own an automobile, then my freedom is arguably increased by the unrestricted use my property right in that automobile confers, and anyone who deprived me of it would eliminate that freedom. But it is just as obvious that if I have exclusive use of that automobile, and the exclusive power to grant or withhold permission for others to use it, then others are not free to use it. Their freedom is is thus restricted at the same time, and by the same concept, that enhances mine.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
Andrew P. Napolitano (2011). It is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom. Thomas Nelson.
K. Dowding (2011). Republican Freedom, Rights, and the Coalition Problem. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (3):301-322.
Julia Meaton & David Morrice (1996). The Ethics and Politics of Private Automobile Use. Environmental Ethics 18 (1):39-54.
David Morrice (1996). The Ethics and Politics of Private Automobile Use. Environmental Ethics 18 (1):39-54.
Siegfried van Duffel (2010). From Objective Right to Subjective Rights: The Franciscans and the Interest and Will Conceptions of Rights. In Virpi Mäkinen (ed.), The Nature of Rights: Moral and Political Aspects of Rights in Late Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy. The Philosophical Society of Finland
Pradeep Dhillon (2011). The Role of Education in Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (3):249-259.
Siegfried Van Duffel (2012). The Nature of Rights Debate Rests on a Mistake. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):104-123.
Tara Smith (1992). On Deriving Rights to Goods From Rights to Freedom. Law and Philosophy 11 (3):217 - 234.
Siegfried van Duffel (2004). Libertarian Natural Rights. Critical Review 16 (4):353-375.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads89 ( #48,172 of 1,911,315 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #113,677 of 1,911,315 )
How can I increase my downloads?