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A Rights‐Based Theory of Justice

Cécile Fabre

in Whose Body is it Anyway?

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199289998
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199289999.003.0001
 A Rights‐Based Theory of Justice

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This chapter sets out the theory of justice which underpins the book’s central claims. It argues that all human beings have a fundamental interest in living a minimally flourishing life of which autonomy and well-being are central components, which in turn, implies that they all have rights against the better-off to the material resources they need to lead such a life. However, the better off are under a duty to help if, and only if, they would not jeopardize their own prospects for a minimally flourishing life.

Keywords: autonomy; bodily integrity; justice; personhood; rights; sufficiency

Chapter.  15807 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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