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Daniel Muñoz
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Deontologists believe in two key exceptions to the duty to promote the good: restrictions forbid us from harming others, and prerogatives permit us not to harm ourselves. How are restrictions and prerogatives related? A promising answer is that they share a source in rights. I argue that prerogatives cannot be grounded in familiar kinds of rights, only in something much stranger: waivable rights against oneself.
Keywords prerogatives  supererogation  rights  deontology  the self  Self-Other Symmetry  normative reasons  justification  duties to oneself
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12682
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