From rights to prerogatives

Daniel Munoz

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Deontologists believe in two key exceptions to the duty to promote the good: restrictions forbid us from harming others, and prerogatives permit us not to harm ourselves. How are restrictions and prerogatives related? A promising answer is that they share a source in rights. I argue that prerogatives cannot be grounded in familiar kinds of rights, only in something much stranger: waivable rights against oneself.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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