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Teleological Groundings of Rights and Duties

Rowan Cruft

in Human Rights, Ownership, and the Individual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198793366
eISBN:
9780191884122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793366.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 develops a teleological account of the grounding of duties and rights. It argues that a ‘natural’ right—that is, a duty that is owed to someone independently of anyone’s recognizing or ... More


Unpleasant Truths about Institutional and Financial Development

Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga

in Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192338
eISBN:
9781400884681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192338.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter refutes the linear and almost teleological approach in vogue in development economics on political and financial institutions. It briefly discusses the theoretical issues at hand and ... More


Is the Ethical Eudaimonism of Saint Thomas Too Self-Centered?

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter answers the question: Is the ethical eudaimonism of Saint Thomas too self-centered? This criticism of the teleological approach of Saint Thomas deserves careful reflection on the part of ... More


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