David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (3):223–252 (2005)
The twentieth century saw a vigorous debate over the nature of rights. Will theorists argued that the function of rights is to allocate domains of freedom. Interest theorists portrayed rights as defenders of well-being. Each side declared its conceptual analysis to be closer to an ordinary understanding of what rights there are, and to an ordinary understand- ing of what rights do for rightholders. Neither side could win a decisive victory, and the debate ended in a standoff.
|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
Christian Barry & Nicholas Southwood (2011). What Is Special About Human Rights? Ethics and International Affairs 25 (3):369-83.
Anna Moltchanova (2009). Collective Agents and Group Moral Rights. Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (1):23-46.
Hugh Breakey (2009). Without Consent: Principles of Justified Acquisition and Duty-Imposing Powers. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (237):618-640.
Mathias Risse (2009). Common Ownership of the Earth as a Non-Parochial Standpoint: A Contingent Derivation of Human Rights. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):277-304.
Rowan Cruft (2006). Why Aren't Duties Rights? Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):175-192.
Similar books and articles
Terrance McConnell (1984). The Nature and Basis of Inalienable Rights. Law and Philosophy 3 (1):25 - 59.
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.
Leif Wenar, Rights. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Leif Wenar (2003). Epistemic Rights and Legal Rights. Analysis 63 (2):142–146.
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.
Louis G. Lombardi (1985). The Nature of Rights. Philosophy Research Archives 11:431-439.
Leif Wenar (2005). The Nature of Rights. Philosophy
Public Affairs 33 (3):223-252.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads102 ( #10,018 of 1,096,601 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #153,658 of 1,096,601 )
How can I increase my downloads?