On Rights in Game Forms

Marc Fleurbaey, Martin Van Hees

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Abstract

Using the distinction between negative and positive rights on the one hand and between active and passive rights on the other, four different types of basic rights are distinguished. For each of these rights, the situations in which they can be said to be respected are examined. We thereby distinguish two possible sources of obstruction: by (groups of) individuals, and by law. Finally, the question of the possible realization of rights is examined. Depending on how the problem of the possible mutual incompatibility of rights is addressed, two distinct approaches are examined. It turns out that in both approaches the possible realization of rights crucially depends on characteristics of the 'state of nature'. (edited)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
Pages295
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameSynthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
Volume123

Keywords

  • Basic Rights; Duty; Game Theory; Logic; Rights; Ru

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