What’s Wrong with Rights? (Forum for Philosophy)
19 October, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The idea of human rights has become foundational in our legal system. Rights also bridge morality and politics, and underpin our sense of what it means to be human. But where do rights come from? Can non-human beings have rights? And does the rights model reinforce individualism? We discuss the advantages and limitations of the rights model and ask if we can think—philosophically, ethically, and politically—beyond rights.
Andrew Etinson, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
Yoriko Otomo, Writer and Research Associate in Law, SOAS
Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Humanities and Human Rights, University of Birmingham
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL
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