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Women's Rights as Human Rights

Monique Deveaux

in Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199289790
eISBN:
9780191711022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers how human rights perspectives understand the gender/culture tension and the kinds of normative and practical solutions that they offer. In addition to discussing writing by ... More


The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Christian Illies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Transcendental arguments have gained a lot of attention over the past twenty years, mainly in the field of theoretical reason. Yet few scholars have looked at their relevance to practical reason. ... More


O'Neill and the Obligations of Justice

Charles Jones

in Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242221
eISBN:
9780191697067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242221.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Onora O'Neill made several interesting contributions to the debates on international distributive justice in her 1986 book, ‘Faces of Hunger: An Essay on Poverty, Justice, and Development’. This ... More


The Rights Discourse

S.K. Das

in India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081661
eISBN:
9780199082421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the evolution of the human rights discourse covering the time from the American Declaration of Independence of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789 to the present. It ... More


The Alleged Dichotomy Between Positive and Negative Rights and Duties*

Elizabeth Ashford

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reinforces two of Shue’s principal arguments against the existence of a fundamental distinction between liberty rights and welfare rights, such that only the former are genuine human ... More


What Can Human Rights Do for Women’s Health?

Kristen Hessler

in Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues Volume 16

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688999
eISBN:
9780191768118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Drawing on Onora O’Neill’s theories on human rights, this chapter examines how elements of her framing of the problem of human rights have been taken up in the literature on women’s human rights to ... More


Sacrifice as Self-destructive ‘Love’: Why Autonomy Should Still Matter to Feminists

Pamela Sue Anderson

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the compulsory norms of self-sacrificial ‘love’ in patriarchal forms of religious practice have undermined an appropriate confidence for both women and men; under patriarchy ... More


Universal laws

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume One

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572809
eISBN:
9780191809866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572809.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a philosophical discussion of Immanuel Kant's Formula of Universal Law as an alternative to consequentialist reasoning. It first considers one version of Kant's Formula of ... More


Agonizing Decisions and Humean Pluralism

Michael B. Gill

in Humean Moral Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714033
eISBN:
9780191782480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714033.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Humean pluralism does a better job than its monistic rivals at explaining the morally significant phenomena of “agonizing decisions,” situations in which a person feels remorse about doing what she ... More


Kant’s Justification of Rights to Usufruct

Kenneth R. Westphal

in How Hume and Kant Reconstruct Natural Law: Justifying Strict Objectivity without Debating Moral Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747055
eISBN:
9780191809200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747055.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant’s universalization test is illustrated and defended by reconstructing Kant’s argument to justify rights to usufruct (acquisition, possession and use of things), based on human autonomy and human ... More


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