What is the Will Theory of rights?

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This article helps to clear up some misunderstandings about the Will Theory of rights. Section 2 briefly outlines the Theories of Rights. Section 3 elucidates some salient differences amongst self-described anti–Interest Theory accounts. Section 4 rebuts Carl Wellman's and Arthur Ripstein's respective arguments about the Will Theory differing from “Choice” or Kantian theories of a right. Section 5 then offers a candidate explanation of why people might subscribe to the Will Theory in the first place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-472
Number of pages18
JournalRatio juris
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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