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Children's Rights: a Test-Case for Theories of Right

Neil MacCormick

in Legal Right and Social Democracy: Essays in Legal and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255024
eISBN:
9780191681561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255024.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

There are two competing theories as to the nature of rights: the theory which says that having a right of some kind is to do with the legal or moral recognition of some individual's choice as being ... 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


The Myth of Mentalizing and the Primacy of Folk Sociology

Lawrence A. Hirschfeld

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that mentalizing—imagining that others have thoughts and feelings and other mental states that motivate them to action—is of sharply limited utility in interpreting and predicting ... More


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