Perfecting Imperfect Duties via Institutionalization

Stepanians, Markus (2013). Perfecting Imperfect Duties via Institutionalization. In: Merle, Jean-Christophe (ed.) Spheres of Global Justice 2 (pp. 587-594). Dordrecht: Springer

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Onora O’Neill’s thesis that, in a world like ours, institutionalization is a necessary condition for the existence of typical universal welfare rights—the “institutionalization thesis” for short—has often been criticized. I believe that most of these criticisms fail to appreciate that the institutionalization thesis is based on her “classical” understanding of rights, which stresses the essential duty-implying character of rights. By and large, O’Neill’s thesis stands and falls with the classical theory of rights. My suggestion is, therefore, that what is really at issue between O’Neill and at least some of her critics is the proper understanding of the concept of a right.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy > Practical Philosophy

UniBE Contributor:

Stepanians, Markus

Subjects:

100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 170 Ethics
100 Philosophy > 190 Modern western philosophy

ISBN:

978-94-007-5998-5

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Markus Stepan Stepanians

Date Deposited:

02 May 2014 13:32

Last Modified:

02 May 2014 13:32

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/50198

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