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3-31-11 - Positive Rights•Some philosophers think...

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Unformatted text preview: 3-31-11Positive Rights•Some philosophers think there’s another legitimate conception of rights•X has a positive right to A •Others have a perfect obligation to enable X to AProcedural positive rights•Some less controversial positive rights are procedural – pertaining not to outcomes but to processes•You have a right to a fair, speedy, public trail by jury •Others have a perfect obligation to enable you to have oneSubstantive positive rights•Substantive rights pertain to outcomes: Entitlement•New Deal (Roosevelt): “The duty of the state towards the citizen is the duty of the servant to its master… one of these duties is the duty of the servant to its master… one of these duties of the state is that of caring for those of its citizens who find themselves the victims of such adverse circumstances as make them unable to obtain even the necessities for mere existence……………………………………..”•Alleged examples: people are entitled to:oHousing: others must enable you to have housing...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PHI 2100 taught by Professor Mikepatterson during the Spring '12 term at FSU.

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