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Rights and Rights Violators: A New Approach to the Nature of Rights

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Heather J. Gert, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Some philosophers have sought to clarify the notion of a right by considering the question: In virtue of what characteristics does a being have a right? This article asserts that if this is an important question, then it is equally important to ask: In virtue of what characteristics is a being capable of violating (or respecting) a right?

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Publication
Journal of Philosophy, Dec. 1990, 688-694
Language: English
Date: 1990
Keywords
rights, social philosophy, violations