Abstract
This paper pays special attention to T.H. Green's account of rights as developed in the Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation. Green's theory can be viewed as having at least two main levels. The first level is his general account of rights, emphasizing the notions of social recognition, of a power or capacity that each right-holder has, and of the common good subserved by proper rights. The second level is that of universal rights; here special attention will be paid to Green's critique of seventeenth-century natural rights and to the theory of human rights that Green evolved to replace and improve upon the old natural rights tradition. In its account of contemporary human rights theory, the paperwill emphasize the special role that social recognition plays in both the moral project of justifying human rights and in the institutionalization that is a necessary feature of any fully constituted human right, functioning at full capacity
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2012
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,039
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Human Rights and Human Well-Being.William Talbott - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
On the Misconceived Genealogy of Human Rights.Gary B. Herbert - 2005 - Social Philosophy Today 21:17-32.
Natural Rights to Welfare.Siegfried Van Duffel - 2013 - European Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):641-664.
The Politics of Human Rights.Andrew Vincent - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
The Structure of Basic Human Rights.George E. Panichas - 1985 - Law and Philosophy 4 (3):343 - 375.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-08-26

Total views
62 ( #184,125 of 2,505,624 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,705 of 2,505,624 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes