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THE WRONGNESS OF RIGHTS: A CRITIQUE OF MODERN MORAL LANGUAGE

Author/​Artist:
Pines, W. Colby [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Miller, Bradley [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
44 pages
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.