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Global justice and negative rights


2008 2008

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The field of human rights literature has often focused upon how to get people to contribute aid to others who are faring badly by insisting that all human beings possess some characteristic which entitles them to a base standard of existence. Even if people accept this premise, the approach has not been very successful in convincing people to donate their resources. Thomas Pogge has pioneered a different methodology, arguing that those who are faring badly are not just innocent strangers with whom the affluent have no connection but rather people that they have harmed. In this language of negative rights, Pogge argues that the affluent have duties to correct these wrongs. In this thesis I defend Pogge's approach but I argue against the way he uses the approach to motivate his policy proposal. I offer a different framework for action which more closely follows his original intent.

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Subject
Philosophy
Classification
0422: Philosophy
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Global justice; Negative rights; Poverty; Thomas Pogge
Title
Global justice and negative rights
Author
Feuer, Daniel
Number of pages
64
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0051
Source
MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549713920
Advisor
Chwang, Eric
Committee member
Mills, Claudia; Norcross, Alastair
University/institution
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department
Philosophy
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1456663
ProQuest document ID
193720069
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/193720069/abstract
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