Law and Philosophy 4 (3):343 - 375 (1985)

George Panichas
Lafayette College
This paper offers a theory of the structure of basic human rights which is both compatible with and clarificatory of the traditional conception of such rights. A central contention of the theory is that basic rights are structurally different from other kinds of moral rights, such as special rights, because of differences both in the way in which basic rights have content and the model on which basic rights are correlative with duties. This contention is exploited to develop and defend the central thesis of the theory, namely that basic human rights are bundles of mutually held active rights enjoyed by persons in virtue of the specifiable moral relationships they bear to each other.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00698473
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: 71,316
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.
Natural Rights to Welfare.Siegfried Van Duffel - 2013 - European Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):641-664.
The Law of Peoples: The Old and the New.Chris Naticchia - 2005 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (3):353-369.
Moral Rights and Human Culture.Lisa Bortolotti - 2006 - Ethical Perspectives 13 (4):603-620.
On the Non-Instrumental Value of Basic Rights.Rowan Cruft - 2010 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (4):441-461.


Added to PP index

Total views
76 ( #153,687 of 2,519,513 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #407,153 of 2,519,513 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes