Needs, Rights, and Collective Obligations

Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 57:187-208 (2005)
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In this paper, I argue that a well-known objection to subsistence rights developed by Onora O'Neill - namely, that such rights would generate obligations without an obligation-bearer, can be answered if we take such rights to impose an obligation on the world's population, taken collectively.

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