THE WRONGNESS OF RIGHTS: A CRITIQUE OF MODERN MORAL LANGUAGE

Author/​Artist
Pines, W. Colby [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
44 pages

Details

Advisor(s)
Miller, Bradley [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year
2013
Restrictions note
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note
This paper argues that appeals to rights should not be part of moral discourse, and suggests that rights talk is actually counter-productive to debate. It is argued that there are better ways to communicate substantively normative ideas without relying on the vague and/or question-begging language of rights.

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