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Equality, Democracy, and the Human Right to Health Care

Kristen Hessler and Allen Buchanan

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers whether or not there is a right to health care by focusing on equality and democracy. It considers two distinct trends that characterize the human right to health care. First, ... More


Seeking Redress in the Streets: The Student Movement’s Challenge to Racial Pragmatism and Legal Liberalism, 1960–1961

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

in Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195386592
eISBN:
9780190259723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386592.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter looks at the sit-in movement in Atlanta during its first year and finds enormous and perhaps surprising complexity in African Americans’ conceptions of equality and the law. It shows ... More


Protecting Human Rights

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses several human rights cases in which the Supreme Court had played a central role. These cases often involve issues of religion and the state, which raises questions regarding ... More


Fairness

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the three main features of fairness—equality, agreement, and transparency—and how they relate to the case of Ajax. Equality is the first goal of fairness. If possible, fairness ... More


A State Is Born

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter presents the stormy beginnings of the Israeli state. On May 14, 1948, just a few hours before the end of the British Mandate over Palestine, David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment ... More


Undermining the Political System

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter illustrates the gradual weakening of Israel’s central government as its judicial system gained power dramatically. Following Menachem Begin’s resignation, an intense rivalry grew between ... More


Disabled Lives: Who Cares?: EVA FEDER KITTAY (1999), Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency; MICHAEL BÉRUBÉ (1998), Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child; JOAN WILLIAMS (2000), Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the books Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (1999), by Eva Feder Kittay; Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child (1998), by Michael ... More


Legal Weapon: CATHARINE A. MACKINNON (2006), Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues (2006), by Catharine A. MacKinnon. Inequality on the basis of sex is a pervasive reality of women's lives all over the ... More


The Case Against the Right to Exclude

Phillip Cole

in Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199731732
eISBN:
9780190267490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199731732.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a general moral case against the right to exclude within the context of immigration controls. One source of doubt about the ethics of immigration controls arises from the ... More


Consequentialist Concerns

Phillip Cole

in Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199731732
eISBN:
9780190267490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199731732.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers arguments for immigration controls that focus on the consequentialist concerns of the citizens of legitimate states—for example, concern for their economy, culture, and ... More


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