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Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Margaret Gilbert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is the first extended treatment of demand-rights, a class of rights apt to be considered rights par excellence. Centrally, to have a demand-right is to have the standing or authority to ... More


A Theory of Agreements and Promises

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an explanation of the demand-rights associated with promises and agreements, presenting and defending novel accounts of both as a species of joint decision, where a joint ... More


The Ubiquity of Joint Commitment

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

After noting that joint commitments can be made gradually and by more subtle means than those constitutive of agreements and promises, and that they may obtain in large populations spread over great ... More


Are There Any Moral Demand-Rights? Part I

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A moral demand-right as understood here is a demand-right discovered by moral argument without any appeal to a joint commitment as the immediate basis of the right. This chapter focuses on ... More


Are There Any Moral Demand-Rights? Part II

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The first part of this chapter addresses the question whether there are any generalized moral demand-rights, such as a moral demand-right of each person against each person that he not assault ... More


Demand-Rights, Law, and Other Institutions

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The abstract and concrete conceptions of a legal system are distinguished, and it is proposed that legal systems abstractly conceived can accord both analogues of demand-rights and demand-rights. On ... More


Human Rights in Light of the Foregoing

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the implications of the argument of this book for our understanding of human rights. On one common conception human rights are conceived of as moral rights, on another as legal ... More


Problems with Moral Principle Accounts

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In offering accounts of the obligation accrued by a promisor on the basis of his promise some theorists invoke a social convention or practice of promising and some do not. Promise theorists of both ... More


A Fundamental Ground of Demand-Rights

Margaret Gilbert

in Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813767
eISBN:
9780191851506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813767.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides a solution to the demand-right problem. It argues that joint commitment is a ground of demand-rights. A joint commitment in the sense in question is not a conjunction of ... More


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