Title

The Social Dimension of Rights

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2013

ISSN

1467-9833

Publisher

Wiley

Language

en-US

Abstract

This paper proceeds as follows. First, I will contrast the social recognition that is essential to legal rights with the social recognition that is presupposed by rights within conventional morality. Then I will discuss a problem for social recognition theses—the fact that each of us typically belongs to a variety of real social groups. Finally, I will critically examine Darby’s argument for revising our concept of a moral right so that social recognition is required.

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