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Title: Why is it disrespectful to violate rights?
Authors: Cruft, Rowan
Contact Email: Rowan.Cruft@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: rights
duties
respect
individualism
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for The Aristotelian Society
Citation: Cruft R (2013) Why is it disrespectful to violate rights?, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 113 (2, part 2), pp. 201-224.
Abstract: Violating a person's rights is disrespectful to that person. This is because it is disrespectful to someone to violate duties owed to that person. I call these ‘directed duties'; they are the flipside of rights. The aim of this paper is to consider why directed duties and respect are linked, and to highlight a puzzle about this linkage, a puzzle arising from the fact that many directed duties are justified independently of whether they do anything for those to whom they are owed.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19326
URL: http://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk/pdf/cruft.pdf
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9264.2013.00352.x
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Affiliation: Philosophy

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