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Value Pluralism and the Two Concepts of Rights


Horacio Spector


USD-UTDT - School of Law

2009

San Diego Law Journal, Forthcoming

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Philosophers and legal theorists still disagree about the correct analysis of 'rights,' both moral and legal. The 'Will Theory' and the 'Interest Theory' - the two main views - can each account for various features of rights, but neither of them is totally satisfactory. The controversy has now been running for decades and seems irresolvable. I will contend in this paper that the discussion of 'value pluralism' in the Berlinian tradition can illuminate the debate over the concept of rights.

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Keywords: Value Pluralism, Rights

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Date posted: September 17, 2009 ; Last revised: January 27, 2010

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Spector, Horacio, Value Pluralism and the Two Concepts of Rights (2009). San Diego Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1474806

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USD-UTDT - School of Law ( email )
Buenos Aires, C1428ATG
Argentina
5411-5169-7181 (Phone)
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