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  1. added 2020-05-30
    The Brain and the I: Neurodevelopment and Personal Identity.Mary B. Mahowald - 1996 - Social Philosophy Today 12:433-448.
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    Is National Health Insurance Congruent with Liberalism.Leonard Fleck - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 6:199-216.
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    Human Rights and the Virtue of Democratic Civility.Martin Gunderson - 2013 - Social Philosophy Today 29:61-74.
    Democratic civility is a core civic virtue of persons engaged in democratic deliberation. It is a complex trait that includes tolerance of diverse political views, openness regarding civic matters to reasons offered by others, willingness to seek compromise in an effort to find workable political solutions, and willingness to limit one’s individual interests for the public good when there are adequate reasons for doing so. Various writers have noted a tension between rights and civility. Insofar as rights trump general considerations (...)
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    Crossing the Divide: Marginalized Populations and the Dilemma of Deliberative Democracy.Kyle Thomsen - 2013 - Social Philosophy Today 29:21-31.
    In this article I assert that deliberative democratic theory, as articulated by Jürgen Habermas and Seyla Benhabib, explicitly fails to live up the demands of its discourse-ethical foundation when we examine undocumented immigrants who live in any given nation. In the case of undocumented immigrants, there is a gap which exists between a moral imperative to include those affected by a norm in discourse, and legal structures which actualize this imperative. I offer the following account in an effort to show (...)
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    Radical Democracy and the Right to Work.Jay Drykyk - 1990 - Social Philosophy Today 3:253-264.
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    Hobbes on Property and Revolution.Matthew Silliman - 1990 - Social Philosophy Today 3:399-410.
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    Minority Rights and the New International Politics of Diversity.Will Kymlicka - 2007 - Social Philosophy Today 23:13-55.
    This paper address the challenges that have emerged in the attempt to codify and enforce international standards of minority rights. Without offering any magic solutions for overcoming all of these difficulties, my aim is to more clearly identify the challenges they raise and the pitfalls ahead of us if we ignore them. These include conceptual confusions, moral dilemmas, unintended consequences, legal inconsistencies and political manipulation. The paper concludes with some ideas about how international minority rights might be institutionalized more successfully.
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    Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach to Development and Gaudium Et Spes.Séverine Deneulin - 2006 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 3 (2):355-372.
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    Canine Justice: An Associative Account.Laura Valentini - 2014 - Political Studies 62 (1):37-52.
    A prominent view in contemporary political theory, the ‘associative view’, says that duties of justice are triggered by particular cooperative relations between morally significant agents, and that ‘therefore’ principles of justice apply only among fellow citizens. This view has been challenged by advocates of global justice, who point to the existence of a world-wide cooperative network to which principles of justice apply. Call this the challenge from geographical extension. In this paper, I pose a structurally similar challenge to the associative (...)
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    Basic Equality as a Post-Revolutionary Requisite: The Circumstances That Are to Be Taken Into Consideration in the Wake of the Arab Spring.Jasper Doomen - 2014 - Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 100 (1):26-35.
    The task to reshape governments in the countries confronted with the Arab Spring prompts the question whether there are necessary conditions to realize a stable society that simultaneously seeks to eliminate the elements that have led to the uprisings. Acknowledging some constitutional rights seems indispensable in such a process. I argue that such a state of affairs is indeed the case, at least now that the 'old' justifications to differentiate between people do not suffice anymore. That is not to say (...)
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    The Human Rights After the Spanish Civil War.Adolfo Jorge Sánchez Hidalgo - 2014 - Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 100 (3):379-395.
    The aim of this study is to characterize the weak discussion about the Human Rights in Franco's time, not in general, but by testing Vallet de Goytisolo's works. This author is deeply influenced by the lectures of M. Villey, Parisinian philosopher well-known by his denial of Human Rights. A comparative study of these authors will be done focusing on two – faced aspects : the strength and fragility of their doctrines.Both authors are defined as supporters of the Methodical Realism, although (...)
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    Recovering a More Robust Understanding of Naturalism and Human Rights: Remarks Inspired by McDowell and Wittgenstein.Peter Tumulty - 2013 - International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (3):289-307.
    To those working for human rights because of belief in their substantive value, Richard Rorty’s non-cognitivist advocacy of the Western culture of human rights is an example of a confused vision that is tragically self-defeating. Rorty undermines the grounds for a commitment that can transcend feelings and endure threats. In addition, the natural consequence of developing the reflective intelligence of the young would lead in time to seeing their “teachers” of human rights as cultural colonizers attempting to rob them of (...)
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    Critically Thinking About Human Rights.Florence Achieng Omondi - 2004 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 23 (4):25-28.
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    A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism: A Christian Perspective.Louis P. Pojman - 1991 - Faith and Philosophy 8 (4):481-504.
    Theories of equal human rights have experienced an exponential growth during the past thirty or forty years. From declarations of human rights, such as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to arguments about the rights of fetuses versus the rights of women, to claims and counter claims about the rights of minorities to preferential hiring, the rights of animals to life and well-being, and the rights of trees to be preserved, the proliferation of rights affects every phase of (...)
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    Brand Blanshard and Gewirth: Ethics and Rights.John Howie - 1990 - Idealistic Studies 20 (2):155-168.
    Gewirth's view that ethics is based on human rights is contrasted to Blanshard's view that human rights derive their support from ethics. For Blanshard intrinsic good is comprised of whatever both satisfies and fulfills human nature. Human rights and correlated duties depend entirely upon whether or not they foster this intrinsic good. For Gewirth, by contrast, human claim-rights, such as freedom and well-being, are the foundation of human agency required for moral action of any sort. Such rights, properly conceived, are (...)
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    Judicial Liberalism and Capitalism: Justice Field Reconsidered: Michael P. Zuckert.Michael P. Zuckert - 2011 - Social Philosophy and Policy 28 (2):102-134.
    Justice Stephen J. Field was the champion of a form of liberalism often said to be especially friendly to capitalism, the approach to the Constitution traditionally identified with “Lochnerism,” i.e., a laissez-faire oriented judicial activism. More recently a form of judicial revisionism has arisen, challenging the accepted descriptions of “Lochnerism” and of Field's jurisprudence. This article is an attempt to extend the revisionist approach by arriving at a more satisfactory understanding of the grounding of Field's jurisprudence in the natural rights (...)
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    Whose Rights? A Critique of Individual Agency as the Basis of Rights. E. Weyl - 2009 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (2):139-171.
    I argue that individuals may be as problematic political agents as groups are. In doing so, I draw on theory from economics, philosophy, and computer science and evidence from psychology, neuroscience, and biology. If successful, this argument undermines agency-based justifications for embracing strong notions of individual rights while rejecting the possibility of similar rights for groups. For concreteness, I critique these mistaken views by rebutting arguments given by Chandran Kukathas in his article `Are There Any Cultural Rights?' that groups lack (...)
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    Politics and Property in Natural Resources: Andrew P. Morriss.Andrew P. Morriss - 2009 - Social Philosophy and Policy 26 (2):53-94.
    Modern discussions of natural resources focus on increasing public control over extractive industries proposing measures that range from increasing the public's share of the gain via royalties and taxes to regulating extractive activities to prevent environmental problems to outright expropriation of private investments. This article argues that such efforts are counterproductive because the fundamental economic problem of natural resources is producing the knowledge necessary to locate and extract resource deposits. The public benefit comes from enabling the use of the resources (...)
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    “Guilt by Association” and the Postwar Civil Libertarians.Ken I. Kersch - 2008 - Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (2):53-75.
    In recent years, the constitutional freedom of association has assumed a relatively low profile. Today, the most extended discussions of the right consider it as a second-order countervailing claim in civil rights cases involving questions of identity and the right to exclude. This article provides a brief overview of the right at a time when it was one of the most widely discussed, first-order constitutional rights, and when those discussions centered not on the right to exclude but on the question (...)
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    Universalismo e Particularismo nas Discussões Modernas.Fernando Rodrigues - 2005 - Abstracta 2 (1):61-69.
    In this paper I will discuss the role of national identity in the light of modern political and moral theories. My strategy here is threefold: firstly, I will present an overview of pre-modern theories of rights and duties of individuals, and then show how they fail to make sense of the notions of freedom and equality ; secondly, I will introduce modern political and moral theories as an outstanding alternative to those ones, given the paradigm of values established by modern (...)
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    Libertarianism Without Inequality. [REVIEW]T. Hinton - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (1):142-144.
    Michael Otsuka sets out to vindicate left-libertarianism, a political philosophy which combines stringent rights of control over one's own mind, body, and life with egalitarian rights of ownership of the world. Otsuka reclaims the ideas of John Locke from the libertarian Right, and shows how his Second Treatise of Government provides the theoretical foundations for a left-libertarianism which is both more libertarian and more egalitarian than the Kantian liberal theories of John Rawls and Thomas Nagel. Otsuka's libertarianism is founded on (...)
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    Models of Citizenship, Inclusion and Empowerment: National Minorities, Immigrants and Animals? An Interview with Will Kymlicka.Michael Jewkes & Jean-François Grégoire - 2016 - Political Theory 44 (3):394-409.
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    Democratic Concept Development: Minding and Mining Knowledge with Students.John M. Fischer - 2004 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 23 (4):47-53.
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    Modern Western Constitutionalism and the Separation of Ideology and State.Yeager Hudson - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 5:129-144.
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    Four Concepts of Freedom.Roger Paden - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 5:221-236.
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    Factors Contributing to the Development of the Principle of Freedom of Religion in the United States.Alan J. Hauser - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 5:105-128.
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    Inequality and Markets.Anne Phillips - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (1):151-155.
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    Citizenship and the Environment.Kerry Whiteside - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (6):901-904.
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    Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle’s Politics. [REVIEW]C. C. W. Taylor - 1998 - International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1):85-86.
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    The Moral Status of Children: Children’s Rights, Parents’ Rights, and Family Justice.Samantha Brennan & Robert Noggle - 1997 - Social Theory and Practice 23 (1):1-26.
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    Children of Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies.Laura M. Purdy - 1996 - Ethics 106 (2):474-476.
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    Property, Rights, and Freedom*: GERALD F. GAUS.Gerald F. Gaus - 1994 - Social Philosophy and Policy 11 (2):209-240.
    William Perm summarized the Magna Carta thus: “First, It asserts Englishmen to be free; that's Liberty. Secondly, they that have free-holds, that's Property.” Since at least the seventeenth century, liberals have not only understood liberty and property to be fundamental, but to be somehow intimately related or interwoven. Here, however, consensus ends; liberals present an array of competing accounts of the relation between liberty and property. Many, for instance, defend an essentially instrumental view, typically seeing private property as justified because (...)
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    The Practice of Rights. [REVIEW]Richard Wasserstrom - 1977 - Political Theory 5 (4):545-550.
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    Moral Responsibilities of Bystanders.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 2010 - Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (1):28-39.
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    Two Moral Strategies Regarding Abortion.Keith Allen Korcz - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (4):581-605.
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    A Multicultural Continuum: A Critique of Will Kymlicka’s Ethnic‐Nation Dichotomy.Iris Marion Young - 1997 - Constellations 4 (1):48-53.
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    The Philosophy of Civil Rights.Joseph V. Trunk - 1939 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 15:21.
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    Exploring Extreme Violence.Tibor R. Machan - 1990 - Journal of Social Philosophy 21 (1):92-97.
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    Normative Political Theory, Democratic Politics and Minority Rights.Nenad Stojanović - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (1):101-113.
    © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. In Equal Recognition, Alan Patten argues that in a proper relationship between normative political theory and democratic politics, we must make a clear distinction between two questions related to cultural rights: authority and the substance of deliberation. The question he wants to explore, however, is not the authority question but the substantive question. The aim of this article is to show that an account of equal recognition cannot bracket out (...)
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    Dispositional Neutrality and Minority Rights.Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (1):49-62.
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    Fairness and Equal Recognition.Denise G. Réaume - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (1):63-74.
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    Review Article: The Moral Right to Health: A Survey of Available Conceptions.Benedict E. Rumbold - 2015 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-21.
    In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of both the philosophical questions engendered by the idea of a human right to health and the potential of philosophical analysis to help in the formulation of better policy. In this article, I attempt to locate recent work on the moral right to health in a number of historically established conceptions, with the aim of providing a map of the conceptual landscape as to the claims expressed by such a right.
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    A Kantian Argument for Sovereignty Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Thomason Krista - 2014 - Public Reason 6 (1-2):21-34.
    Kant’s non-voluntarist conception of political obligation has led some philosophers to argue that he would reject self-government rights for indigenous peoples. Some recent scholarship suggests, however, that Kant’s critique of colonialism provides an argument in favor of granting self-government rights. Here I argue for a stronger conclusion: Kantian political theory not only can but must include sovereignty for indigenous peoples. Normally these rights are considered redress for historic injustice. On a Kantian view, however, I argue that they are not remedial. (...)
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    Wrongful Beneficence: Exploitation and Third World Sweatshops.Chris Meyers - 2004 - Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (3):319-333.
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    The Child's Right to an Open Future?Claudia Mills - 2003 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (4):499-509.
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    Confucian and Liberal Ethics for Public Policy: Holistic or Atomistic?Andrew Brennan & Julia Tao - 2003 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (4):572-589.
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    The Social Relativity of Justice and Rights Thesis.John Hund - 1993 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):18-19.
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    The Abortion Battle And World Hunger.Thomas Pogge - 1991 - Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (2):12-13.
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    A Political Theory of Territory.Caleb Yong - 2017 - Contemporary Political Theory 16 (2):293-298.
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    Foucault and the Politics of Rights.Karen Zivi - 2017 - Contemporary Political Theory 16 (2):313-316.
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