rights

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?  

Should Children Have Rights?

Should Children Have Rights?

Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?

How 'Rights' Have Gone Wrong

How 'Rights' Have Gone Wrong

The Founding Fathers debated whether the Constitution should include a Bill of Rights at all. 

The Interminable Character of the Gun Control Debate

The Interminable Character of the Gun Control Debate

What is there to rationally mediate between these competing invocations of rights? 

Philosopher: Believing in "Rights" is Like Believing in "Witches and Unicorns"

Philosopher: Believing in "Rights" is Like Believing in "Witches and Unicorns"

One attempt at a rational justification for morality was the creation of the concept of “rights.”

China is Quaking in Its Boots Over This Little Piece of Paper

China is Quaking in Its Boots Over This Little Piece of Paper

The touring document arrived in China this week, but was abruptly moved from its high profile exhibition spot to a secluded viewing area.