Left to right, back row: Taylor, Jeff, Taylor, David, Jay, Patrick, John, Michael (your tour guide). Front row: Caitlin, Daniel, Krystyna, Suzie.
What is here?
The notes here summarize the main points of a class session. They typically continue the discussion with additional material or thoughts.
You will also find the syllabus, remarks about grades, paper topics, and advice on writing philosophy papers here. Announcements, reserve readings, and the class roster are available through Sakai.
What Are Rights?
- History and analysis
- A Right to do Wrong?
- Natural Rights
- Hart’s Choice Theory
- Hart on Natural Rights
- Why equal rights?
- Raz’s benefit theory
- Raz: interests, rights, and duties
- Rights, Claims, and Self-respect
- How important are rights? update 9 March
- Handout: injury vs. harm/damage