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On Human Rights$
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James Griffin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238781

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238781.001.0001

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When Human Rights Conflict

When Human Rights Conflict

(p.57) 3 When Human Rights Conflict
On Human Rights

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This chapter analyzes conflicts between human rights. Twelve major arguments are presented. Among these are: (i) we need to supply existence conditions for human rights; (ii) the existence conditions for human rights in particular will have to have some substantive evaluative elements, in order to express the value to be attached to human status; (iii) those substantive evaluative elements then impose material constraints on the content of human rights: for example, the personhood account says that human rights protect not just anything that we rationally desire or that benefits us, but rather our status as normative agents; (iv) normative agency can be divided into parts: namely, autonomy, minimum provision, and liberty; and (v) each part of normative agency can be threatened by other persons, and threatened to different degrees: one can lose a little, or a lot, of one's autonomy, material provision, or liberty.

Keywords:   human rights, ethics, conflicts, existence conditions, material constraints

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