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Rights beyond Interests

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Rights are most often thought of either as claims to something or as protected options to act, though these categories are not exhaustive. Are rights prior in any sense to their correlative duties so ... More


Harming, not Aiding, and Positive Rights

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Considers what would follow if the General Equivalence Thesis (GE) of the moral equivalence of harming and not aiding (in cases in which less than life is at stake) were true. The possible existence ... More


Responsibility for Violations of the Human Right to Subsistence

Elizabeth Ashford

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues that on a morally minimalist account of basic human rights, the ongoing allowing and infliction of severe poverty constitutes the systemic violation of a basic human right. It ... More


Correlative Duties

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines some of the reasons why it sometimes appears that although people have basic security rights, the right, if any, to even the physical necessities of existence like minimal ... More


Affluence and Responsibility

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the idea that the fulfillment of subsistence rights would probably place inordinate, if not unlimited, burdens on everyone except the poorest. It would not be possible, and it ... More


Nationality and Responsibility

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the argument that it cannot be anyone's responsibility to fulfill the rights of strangers on the other side of the globe, however much responsibility one may have to the ... More


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