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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Matthew
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2015-09-28 15:02:56.275en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-03T22:56:28Z
dc.date.available2015-10-03T22:56:28Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/13753
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Philosophy) -- Queen's University, 2015-09-28 15:02:56.275en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues that the strongest account of moral rights entails that animals and other marginal cases hold rights. The thesis contends that mutual advantage social contract theories offer the strongest account of rights from a security perspective, and that such theories entail rights for animals and marginal cases. Both of these claims are widely contested. Chapter 1 examines the fundamental elements of a social contract theory as developed by Hobbes and Hume. Chapter 2 revises the fundamental elements of contract theory to make them more persuasive, and derives from them an account of rights for animals and marginal cases. Chapter 3 examines the most plausible competing accounts of rights for animals and marginal cases: utilitarianism, neo-Kantianism, and capability theory. Chapter 4 argues that the mutual advantage account of rights is better than the leading competitors from a security perspective.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectRightsen_US
dc.subjectHobbesen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectMutual Advantageen_US
dc.subjectHumeen_US
dc.subjectAnimal Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectMoral Standingen_US
dc.subjectMoral Statusen_US
dc.subjectContractarianismen_US
dc.subjectSocial Contract Theoryen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.titleThe Scope of Justice: Whom Should Rights Protect?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.Den
dc.contributor.supervisorKymlicka, Willen
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen


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