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A Political Theory of Rights

Attracta Ingram

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book presents a conception of rights as a type of political claim, justified by a Kantian ideal of autonomy. This justification provides a moral basis for rights independent of law and custom, ... More


Conclusion

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents a synthesis of the concept of rights against the state discussed in this volume. It argues that the difference between a libertarian and social-democratic liberal state is not ... More


The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Christine Sypnowich (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This collection pays tribute to the highly influential work of Professor G.A. Cohen in the field of egalitarian political philosophy. He has a significant body of work spanning issues of Marxism and ... More


Self‐Ownership and Conscription

Hillel Steiner

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay argues that an exception to Cohen’s understanding of the right of self-ownership might be warranted in some cases of conscription. It considers cases where one is legitimately compelled to ... More


Libertarianism without Inequality

Michael Otsuka

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of this book is to vindicate left‐libertarianism, a political philosophy which combines stringent rights of control over one's own mind, body, and life with egalitarian rights of ownership of ... More


Introduction

Daniel Butt

in Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218240
eISBN:
9780191711589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218240.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter outlines the empirical context of the debate over reparations for historic international injustice, with particular reference to colonialism and the slave trade. It ... More


Silver Spoons and Golden Genes: Talent Differentials and Distributive Justice

Hillel Steiner

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

There is an important distinction between a person's ’initial genetic endowment’ and his ’post‐conception inputs’ such as nutrition and education. From a left‐libertarian perspective that views ... More


Introduction

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on propositions of moral rights. It then explores the importance of individuals, misgivings about rights, natural law and natural rights, and the ... More


What Is Self‐Ownership?

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Several writers have argued that there is flexibility in the meaning of property, which allows for a sense of proprietary rights or self-ownership, that is non-libertarian. This chapter argues ... More


Self‐Ownership and World Ownership

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter attempts to lessen the appeal of self-ownership by showing how it counters well-entrenched moral positions. It argues that welfarists should not believe that libertarianism offers ... More


Constructing a Theory of Rights: Building in Conversational Constraints

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conception of autonomy described in the previous chapter yields interconnected norms of Equal Respect, Reasonableness, Generality, Symmetry, Secularity, and Universality. The interpretation of ... More


Principles of Self‐Government

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The previous chapter identified various norms of autonomy-regarding conversation, and applied these to criticise the doctrine that proclaims self-ownership as the basis of the state. This chapter ... 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


Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Anne Phillips

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150864
eISBN:
9781400846368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150864.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

No one wants to be treated like an object, regarded as an item of property, or put up for sale. Yet many people frame personal autonomy in terms of self-ownership, representing themselves as property ... More


The Wrongness of Rape

John Gardner

in Offences and Defences: Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239351
eISBN:
9780191716959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239351.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers why rape is a moral and legal wrong. It confronts and rejects the suggestion that rape is wrong because of the bad experience of being raped. It also confronts and rejects the ... More


What’s So Special about the Body?

Anne Phillips

in Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150864
eISBN:
9781400846368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150864.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter expands on the difficulties in claiming the body as special and addresses some of the arguments for and against claiming it as property, before laying out the general grounds of the ... More


Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 3

Mark Timmons (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685905
eISBN:
9780191765803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685905.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This series aims to provide, on an annual basis, some of the best contemporary work in the field of normative ethical theory. Each volume features new chapters that contribute to an understanding of ... More


Locke on Property and Political Obligation

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers John Locke's views on property and political obligation. A cardinal tenet of liberalism is the so-called thesis of self-ownership. Locke explicitly affirms liberalism in this ... More


Hume’s Critique of Locke on Contract

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines David Hume's critique of social contract theory, and particularly John Locke's claim that legitimate government gains its legitimacy from the consent of the governed. It asserts ... More


G. A. Cohen: A Memoir

Jonathan Wolff

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a memoir of G. A. Cohen, who died on August 5, 2009. Cohen was born on April 14, 1941, into a Jewish Marxist family, and his life and character were woven into his philosophical ... More


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