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Two questions for Wolterstorff: on the roles played by rights-talk in history and the measuring of worth

Abstract:

Much of Nicholas Wolterstorff's argument in Justice: Rights and Wrongs is persuasive and helpful, especially his focus on perceiving instances of injustice as wronging, i.e., the denial of the goods to which one has a right. Two aspects of his theory are less persuasive, one historical and one theoretical. Historically, although he convincingly shows that the concept of rights is much older than some claim, he does not account for how the function of rights-talks may have ch...

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Peer review status:
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10.1177/0953946809359465

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Studies in Christian Ethics Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
147-155
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1745-5235
ISSN:
0953-9468
URN:
uuid:4e70efd7-e333-460b-bdae-6855fcc058e5
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ora:3765

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