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The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory$
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David Copp

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195147797

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195147790.001.0001

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Moral Rights

Moral Rights

(p.459) Chapter 16 MORAL RIGHTS
The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Hillel Steiner (Contributor Webpage)

, David Copp
Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the nature of moral rights by examining their formal structure, their status within morality, and rival theories concerning their content. Moral rights are construed as ones which legal systems ought to embody. As such, it is argued that consideration of the possibility of conflicts between rights and other moral values, and among rights themselves, serves to illuminate issues surrounding their content and moral status.

Keywords:   Hohfeld, claims, powers, enforceability, will, interest theories, compossibility, negative rights, positive rights

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