Rights

[Revised entry by Leif Wenar on September 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Rights are entitlements (not) to perform certain actions, or (not) to be in certain states; or entitlements
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[Revised entry by Leif Wenar on September 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Rights are entitlements (not) to perform certain actions, or (not) to be in certain states; or entitlements that others (not) perform certain actions or (not) be in certain states. Rights dominate modern understandings of what actions are permissible...

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