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Rights as Valid Claims

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

No real consensus has emerged on whether rights, in order to be rights, require social recognition (and beyond that, social maintenance). In considering this issue one school of thought—embracing ... More


The Case for a Human Right to an Adequate Environment

Tim Hayward

in Constitutional Environmental Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278688
eISBN:
9780191602757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278687.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Argues that a right to an adequate environment is a genuine human right. After indicating the scope of the right, it defends this proposition against sceptical counterarguments. Clarifies how the ... More


Animal Rights, One Step at a Time

Steven M. Wise

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues that the legal system should recognise animal rights one step at a time. It outlines the various obstacles to the recognition of the basic legal rights for any nonhuman animal ... More


Rights at the Cutting Edge

N.E. SIMMONDS

in A Debate Over Rights: Philosophical Enquiries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298991
eISBN:
9780191705205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298991.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the Kantian historical background of the present-day debates between Interest Theorists and Will Theorists of legal rights. It goes on to expound the Hohfeldian analysis that ... More


A New Property Status for Animals: Equitable Self-Ownership

David Favre

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses issues concerning the awarding of new legal rights to nonhuman animals. It argues that animals should, in an important sense, be allowed to own themselves, and explains what ... More


Animal Rights

Donna Yarri

in The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195181791
eISBN:
9780199835744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181794.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that on the basis of the reality of animal minds and animal sentience that animal rights exist and should be protected. Just as humans are granted rights, even marginal humans, so ... More


A Debate Over Rights: Philosophical Enquiries

Matthew H. Kramer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298991
eISBN:
9780191705205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298991.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book engages in essay form in a lively debate over the fundamental characteristics of legal rights. Each chapter considers whether rights essentially protect individuals' interests — as is ... More


Rights in Law

Pavlos Eleftheriadis

in Legal Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545285
eISBN:
9780191719899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545285.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses theories that argue that legal rights are morally neutral. Legal rights are for these views entirely neutral to all practical questions or simply based on prudential ... More


Rights Without Trimmings

MATTHEW H. KRAMER

in A Debate Over Rights: Philosophical Enquiries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298991
eISBN:
9780191705205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298991.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a detailed exposition of the Hohfeldian analysis of legal positions (rights, duties, liberties, no-rights, powers, liabilities, immunities, and disabilities). It then presents ... More


Animals as Objects, or Subjects, of Rights

Richard A. Epstein

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the two conceptions of animals: as objects and as subjects. It examines the historical rules that comprised the law of animals and which set the backdrop for the modern ... More


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