Legal Rights

[Revised entry by Kenneth Campbell on November 4, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Legal rights are, clearly, rights which exist under the rules of legal systems or by virtue of
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[Revised entry by Kenneth Campbell on November 4, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Legal rights are, clearly, rights which exist under the rules of legal systems or by virtue of decisions of suitably authoritative bodies within them. They raise a number of different philosophical issues. (1) Whether legal rights are conceptually related to other types of rights, principally moral rights; (2) What the analysis of the concept of a legal right is; (3) What kinds of entities can be legal right-holders; (4) Whether there any kinds of rights which are...

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