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  1. Political Normativity and the Functional Autonomy of Politics.Carlo Burelli - forthcoming - European Journal of Political Theory:147488512091850.
    This article argues for a new interpretation of the realist claim that politics is autonomous from morality and involves specific political values. First, this article defends an original normative source: functional normativity. Second, it advocates a substantive functional standard: political institutions ought to be assessed by their capacity to select and implement collective decisions. Drawing from the ‘etiological account’ in philosophy of biology, I will argue that functions yield normative standards, which are independent from morality. For example, a ‘good heart’ (...)
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  2. Aligning Natural and Positive Law: The Case of Non-Human Sentients.Gary Chartier - 2016 - In Andreas Blank (ed.), Animals: New Essays. Munich, Germany: pp. 355-75.
    Examines the possibility of converging support for animal well being rendered by a non-standard version of new classical natural law theory and the kind of institutional framework suggested by spontaneous-order natural law theory. Argues that non-state mechanisms consistent with the latter kind of natural law theory could maintain the rights defended by the former.
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  3. Built Power and the Politics of Nonhuman Rights.Joshua Mousie - 2020 - Journal of Social Philosophy 51 (1):80-103.
  4. Republican Environmental Rights.Ashley Dodsworth - forthcoming - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-15.
  5. What May We Hope For? Education in Times of Climate Change.Ingerid S. Straume - forthcoming - Constellations.
  6. Voting Rights for Older Children and Civic Education.Michael Merry & Anders Schinkel - 2016 - Public Affairs Quarterly 30 (3):197-213.
    The issue of voting rights for older children has been high on the political and philosophical agenda for quite some time now, and not without reason. Aside from principled moral and philosophical reasons why it is an important matter, many economic, environmental, and political issues are currently being decided—sometimes through indecision—that greatly impact the future of today’s children. Past and current generations of adults have, arguably, mortgaged their children’s future, and this makes the question whether (some) children should be granted (...)
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  7. Experience as Evidence: Pregnancy Loss, Pragmatism, and Fetal Status.Amanda Roth - 2018 - Journal of Social Philosophy 49 (2):270-293.
    In this paper I take up (what I call) the pregnancy loss objection to defenses of abortion that deny fetal moral status. Though versions of this objection have been put forth by others—particularly Lindsey Porter’s in a 2015 paper—I argue that the existing versions of the objection are unsuccessful in various ways: failing to explain the ground of moral considerability that would apply to embryos/fetuses in very early pregnancy, lack of clarity about what it means to take grief after miscarriage (...)
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  8. Book Review: Sharing the Book: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of ProselytismSharing the Book: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of ProselytismbyWitteJohnJr.andMartinRichard C. Religion and Human Rights Series. Orbis, Maryknoll, 1999. 441 Pp. $20.00. ISBN 1-57075-276-1. [REVIEW]Stanley H. Couture - 2001 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 55 (2):220-222.
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  9. Stringency of Rights and "Ought"The Realm of Rights.Fundamental Legal Conceptions.Gilbert Harman, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld & Walter Wheeler Cook - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):181.
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  10. Rights, Goods, and Democracy. Ramon M. Lemos.David Johnston - 1988 - Ethics 98 (2):393-394.
  11. Rights. Alan R. White.Christopher W. Morris - 1986 - Ethics 96 (2):417-418.
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  12. Kaczor , Christopher . The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice .New York: Routledge, 2011. Pp. 246. $39.95 (Paper). [REVIEW]David DeGrazia - 2011 - Ethics 121 (3):665-669.
  13. Book ReviewsNicholas Wolterstorff,. Justice: Rights and Wrongs.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008. Pp. Xiv+400. $39.50. [REVIEW]Mark C. Murphy - 2009 - Ethics 119 (2):402-407.
  14. Book ReviewsSeyla Benhabib,. The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens.New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. 251. $65.00 ; $23.99. [REVIEW]Eric MacGilvray - 2006 - Ethics 116 (4):773-776.
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  15. Book ReviewsMarilyn Friedman, ;, Larry May, ;, Kate Parsons, ; and Jennifer Stiff,, Eds. Rights and Reason: Essays in Honor of Carl Wellman.Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2000. Pp. 273. $125.00. [REVIEW]Judith Wagner DeCew - 2002 - Ethics 112 (4):825-827.
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  16. Book ReviewsJohn R. Rowan, Conflicts of Rights: Moral Theory and Social Policy Implications.Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1999. Pp. 225. $62.00. [REVIEW]Daniel J. Shapiro - 2002 - Ethics 112 (4):855-857.
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  17. Interculturalism and Informed Consent: Respecting Cultural Differences Without Breaching Human Rights.Perihan Elif Ekmekci & Berna Arda - 2017 - Cultura 14 (2):159-172.
    Interventions in medicine require multicenter clinical trialson a large rather than limited number of subjects from various genetic and cultural backgrounds. International guidelines to protect the rights and well-being of human subjects involved in clinical trialsarecriticizedforthe priority they place on Western cultural values. These discussions become manifest especially with regard to the content and methodology of the informed consent procedure. The ethical dilemma emerges from the argument that there are fundamental differences about the concept of respect for the autonomy of (...)
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  18. The Complex Balancing Act of Choice, Autonomy, Valued Life, and Rights: Bringing a Feminist Disability Perspective to Bioethics.Helen Meekosha - 2010 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (2):1-8.
    Disabled women were absent for many years from the discipline that has become known as women and gender studies. This field of study had its origins in the late 1970s following the second wave of feminism. In the latter decades of the twentieth century, disabled women and their allies introduced the necessary task of exploring disabled women's embodiment to the wider feminist community. A wealth of research now exists that incorporates disabled women's bodies into a range of disciplines: from literature, (...)
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  19. Infertility in the Developing World: The Combined Role for Feminists and Disability Rights Proponents.Kavita Shah & Frances Batzer - 2010 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (2):109-125.
    Many of the millions of women in the developed world who experience infertility have difficulty coping with its psychological and social consequences, as well as attaining a resolution to these potentially devastating effects. Nevertheless, these women enjoy a relative benefit vis-à-vis infertile women in the developing world insofar as they live in a society that does not force them out of their own houses, curse at them in the streets, or condemn them to a life of poverty and destitution due (...)
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  20. Risky Killing: How Risks Worsen Violations of Objective Rights.Seth Lazar - 2019 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 16 (1):1-26.
    I argue that riskier killings of innocent people are, other things equal, objectively worse than less risky killings. I ground these views in considerations of disrespect and security. Killing someone more riskily shows greater disrespect for him by more grievously undervaluing his standing and interests, and more seriously undermines his security by exposing a disposition to harm him across all counterfactual scenarios in which the probability of killing an innocent person is that high or less. I argue that the salient (...)
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  21. Lifestyle and Rights: A Neo-Secular Conception of Human Dignity.Ahmet Murat Aytaç - 2017 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 43 (4-5):495-502.
    The challenges facing the life-worlds of political societies in the Islamic world require a radical shift of perspective that can improve our understanding of the contemporary situation of human rights politics. Not only the classical formulation of secularism, which aims at liberating the public sphere from domination of ‘the sacred’, but also the political-theological approach, which addresses the problems of modernity within the context of a disguised and refurbished dominance of ‘the transcendence’, suffer from and share a basic insufficiency in (...)
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  22. Teaching and Learning Ethics: Rights, Respect for Dignity and End-of-Life Care: Time for a Change in the Concept of Informed Consent.J. M. Freeman - 2010 - Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (1):61-62.
    The current concepts of autonomy, surrogate autonomy and informed consent often lead to futile and expensive care at the ends of life. They may impinge on the dignity of the patient as well as subject society to unwarranted expense. In order to provide affordable healthcare for all, these concepts are in need of modification.
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  23. A Matter Of Conscience: Legal Protection For The Rights Of Conscience Of Healthcare Providers.Lynn D. Wardle - 1993 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2 (4):529-542.
    A growing number of healthcare practices implicate serious moral concerns for growing numbers of healthcare providers. Social, legal, and medical developments, including abortion, contraception, euthanasia, withdrawal of feeding, blood transfusions, organ transplants, and routine autopsies, have put healthcare providers in the vortex of some of society's most controversial moral dilemmas.
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  24. “There Are No Housewives onStarTrek”: A Reexamination of Exit Rights for the Children of Insular Fundamentalist Parents.Paula McAvoy - 2012 - Educational Theory 62 (5):535-552.
    In this essay, Paula McAvoy addresses the problem caused by the liberal state's necessary tolerance of insular fundamentalist groups and the concern that children raised in such groups do not have a fair opportunity to evaluate their inherited beliefs. This tension comes to the fore around disagreements over schooling and requests for religious accommodation. Often, these requests are treated as straightforward dilemmas — either the state accommodates the group at the expense of the child's future interest in autonomy, or the (...)
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  25. Rights and Social Choice: Is There a Paretian Libertarian Paradox?: Jonathan Pressler.Jonathan Pressler - 1987 - Economics and Philosophy 3 (1):1-22.
    In 1970 Amartya Sen exposed an apparent antinomy that has come to be known as the Paradox of the Paretian Libertarian. Sen introduced his paradox by establishing a simple but startling theorem. Roughly put, what he proved was that if a mechanism for selecting social choice functions satisfies two standard adequacy conditions, there are possible situations in which it will violate either the very weak libertarian precept that every individual has at least some rights or the seemingly innocuous Paretian principle (...)
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  26. Rights, Indirect Utilitarianism, and Contractarianism: Alan P. Hamlin.Alan P. Hamlin - 1989 - Economics and Philosophy 5 (2):167-188.
    Economic approaches to both social evaluation and decision-making are typically Paretian or utilitarian in nature and so display commitments to both welfarism and consequentialism. The contrast between the economic approach and any rights-based social philosophy has spawned a large literature that may be divided into two branches. The first is concerned with the compatibility of rights and utilitarianism seen as independent moral forces. This branch of the literature may be characterized as an example of the broader debate between the teleological (...)
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  27. Integrity and Rights of Plants: Ethical Notions in Organic Plant Breeding and Propagation.Edith T. Lammerts Van Bueren & Paul C. Struik - 2005 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (5):479-493.
    In addition to obviating the use of synthetic agrochemicals and emphasizing farming in accordance with agro-ecological guidelines, organic farming acknowledges the integrity of plants as an essential element of its natural approaches to crop production. For cultivated plants, integrity refers to their inherent nature, wholeness, completeness, species-specific characteristics, and their being in balance with their (organically farmed) environment, while accomplishing their “natural aim.” We argue that this integrity of plants has ethical value, distinguishing integrity of life, plant-typic integrity, genotypic integrity, (...)
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  28. Two Moral Strategies Regarding Abortion.Keith Allen Korcz - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (4):581-605.
  29. Moral Rights and Duties in Wicked Legal Systems: C. L. Ten.C. L. Ten - 1989 - Utilitas 1 (1):135-143.
  30. Utilitarianism, Rights and Equality: David J. Crossley.David J. Crossley - 1990 - Utilitas 2 (1):40-54.
    Bentham's dictum, ‘everybody to count for one, nobody for more than one’, is frequently noted but seldom discussed by commentators. Perhaps it is not thought contentious or exciting because interpreted as merely reminding the utilitarian legislator to make certain that each person's interests are included, that no one is missed, in working the felicific calculus. Since no interests are secure against the maximizing directive of the utility principle, which allows them to be overridden or sacrificed, the dictum is not usually (...)
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  31. The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens.Amy Allen - 2007 - Hypatia 22 (2):200-204.
  32. “Homogeneity” and Constitutional Democracy: Coping with Identity Conflicts Through Group.Claus Offe - 1998 - Journal of Political Philosophy 6 (2):113-141.
  33. Parsing “a Right to Have Rights”.Frank I. Michelman - 1996 - Constellations 3 (2):200-208.
  34. The Problem of Forfeiture in the Welfare State: RICHARD A. EPSTEIN.Richard A. Epstein - 1997 - Social Philosophy and Policy 14 (2):256-284.
    Political theory has a good deal to say both for and against the establishment of the modern welfare state. As one might expect, most of that discussion is directed toward the expanded set of basic rights that the state confers on its members. In its most canonical form, the welfare state represents a switch in vision from the regime of negative rights in the nineteenth century to the regime of positive rights so much in vogue today. Negative rights—an inexact and (...)
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  35. The Primacy of Welfare Rights: MARTIN P.GOLDING.Martin P. Golding - 1984 - Social Philosophy and Policy 1 (2):119-136.
    This paper deals with three topics: types of rights, the development of the terminology of rights, and the question of the primacy of welfare rights. Because these topics are interrelated, my exposition does not observe rigid boundaries among them. There is no pretence at all that any of these subjects is fully covered here; nor is it proposed, except for one writer, to touch upon the contemporary literature on rights, as noteworthy as some of that literature is. In order to (...)
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  36. Privacy, Control, and Talk of Rights: R. G. FREY.R. G. Frey - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (2):45-67.
    An alleged moral right to informational privacy assumes that we should have control over information about ourselves. What is the philosophical justification for this control? I think that one prevalent answer to this question—an answer that has to do with the justification of negative rights generally—will not do.
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  37. Balancing Rights and Duties in ‘Life and Death’ Decision Making Involving Children: A Role for Nurses?Martin Woods - 2001 - Nursing Ethics 8 (5):397-408.
    In recent years, increasing pressures have been brought to bear upon nurses and others more closely to inform, involve and support the rights of parents or guardians when crucial ‘life and death’ ethical decisions are made on behalf of their seriously ill child. Such decisions can be very painful for all involved, and may easily become deadlocked when there is an apparent clash of moral ideals or values between the medical team and the parents or guardians. This article examines a (...)
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  38. A Theory of Rights: Persons Under Laws, Institutions, and Morals.Jeremy Waldron - 1987 - Ethics 97 (2):474-476.
  39. Oedipus at Fenway Park: What Rights There Are and Why There Are Any.Loren Lomasky - 1997 - Ethics 107 (3):534-536.
  40. Do Wedding Dresses Come in Lavender?: The Prospects and Implications of Same-Sex Marriage.Angela Bolte - 1998 - Social Theory and Practice 24 (1):111-131.
  41. Criticism and Democracy.Leah Segal & Ruth Richter - 2001 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 20 (4):34-41.
    This paper describes a holistic approach and an interdisciplinary curriculum in enhancing critical thinking and education for democracy at the junior-high schools and highschools levels. The curriculum includes academic subjects such as the humanities, sciences, social sciences and art. The aim of this curriculum is not to teach an additional lesson in history, political sciences, art, etc., but to fostercritical thinking and democratic behavior. The theoretical framework has two bases. The first derives from eighteenth century rationalism and scientific thinking, while (...)
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  42. An Introduction to Rights. [REVIEW]Cecile Fabre - 2006 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (1):108-109.
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  43. Consent, Rights, and Choices in Health Care for Children and Young People: British Medical Association. British Medical Association, 2001, 19.95 (BMA Members 18.95), Pp 266 + Xix. ISBN 0-7279-1228-. [REVIEW]B. Gilbert & J. Tripp - 2003 - Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (4):e13-e13.
  44. The Threat of Acquaintance Rape: A Reply to Reitan.Jeffrey Hershfield - 2004 - Southwest Philosophy Review 20 (2):171-173.
  45. Climate Change and the Rights of Future Generations: Social Justice Beyond Mutual Advantage.William J. FitzPatrick - 2007 - Environmental Ethics 29 (4):369-388.
    Despite widespread agreement that we have moral responsibilities to future generations, many are reluctant to frame the issues in terms of justice and rights.There are indeed philosophical challenges here, particularly concerning nonoverlapping generations. They can, however, be met. For example, talk of justiceand rights for future generations in connection with climate change is both appropriate and important, although it requires revising some common theoreticalassumptions about the nature of justice and rights. We can, in fact, be bound by the rights of (...)
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  46. Individual Rights in the Corporation: A Reader on Employee Rights. [REVIEW]Vere Chappell - 1982 - Teaching Philosophy 5 (3):267-268.
  47. Moral Atrocity and Political Reconciliation: A Preliminary Analysis.Paul M. Hughes - 2001 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (1):123-133.
    Over the past decade or so political leaders around the world have begun to apologize for, and even seek reconciliation between perpetrators and victims of large-scale moral wrongs such as slavery, campaigns of ethnic cleansing, and official regimes of racial segregation. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is probably the most well-known example of such political efforts to effect what might be called moral healing within and between nations. In this essay, I canvass various senses of reconciliation, clarifying which (...)
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  48. No Conscience to Shock: The Ethical Dimensions of Non-Discretionary Personal Debt Assumption.Mark A. Davidson - 2011 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (2):131-149.
    Over the last thirty years, personal debt loads have increased dramatically. Lower income earners borrow money to purchase basic goods and services, so their debt is frequently non-discretionary. The impact of non-discretionary personal debt on debtors can be as, if not more, harmful than government regulations that have been declared unconstitutional. In this regard, the impact of personal debt is tantamount to the impact of a civil rights violation. What separates the impact of unconstitutional state action from that of personal (...)
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  49. A Test Case for Rights: The Cognitively Handicapped Parent.Alyce Vrolyk - 1987 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (3):29-36.
  50. Free Love: A Hegalian Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Rights.Jim Vernon - 2009 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (1):69-89.
    By revisiting Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, I mount a Hegelian defense of same-sex marriage rights. I first argue that Hegel’s account of theIdea of freedom articulates both the necessity of popular shifts in the determinations of the institutions of right, as well as the duty to struggle to progressively actualize freedom through them. I then contend that Hegel, by grounding marriage in free consent, clears the path for expanding this ethical institution to include all monogamous couples. Lastly, I close by (...)
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