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October 26th, 2021

What’s Wrong with Rights?

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Forum for Philosophy

October 26th, 2021

What’s Wrong with Rights?

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Adam Etinson/ Yoriko Otomo/ Lyndsey Stonebridge

 


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The idea of human rights has become foundational in our legal system. Rights also bridge morality and politics, and can underpin our sense of what it means to be human. But where do rights come from? Can non-human beings have rights? And does the rights model reinforce individualism? We discuss the advantages and limitations of the rights model and ask if we can think—philosophically, ethically, and politically—beyond rights.

 

Speakers
Adam Etinson
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
Yoriko Otomo
Director, Global Research Network
Lyndsey Stonebridge
Professor of Humanities and Human Rights, University of Birmingham

 

Chair

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

 

Recorded on 19 October 2021

 

 


 

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