Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick): "Getting Rights out of Wrongs"

Abstract: Sometimes, we gain new moral rights by acting wrongly. Sometimes, we gain new moral rights (in addition to restitution rights) from other people acting wrongly. This paper presents a typology of these rights. It then analyses why some wrongs can change the moral ballgame in this way to give us new rights, and other wrongs cannot. Finally, the paper examines two ultimately unsuccessful strategies to resist this analysis of wrong-generated rights. The first strategy pertains to the defeasibility of rights. The second strategy pertains to their conditionality.

Date & time

Thu 29 Aug 2019, 3:30pm to 5:30pm


Coombs Ext Rm 1.04


Kimberley Brownlee

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School of Philosophy


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