What’s Wrong with Rights?
Adam Etinson (University of St. Andrews), Yoriko Otomo, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Danielle Sands, Danielle Sands

October 19, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Forum for Philosophy, LSE

London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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London School of Economics

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH RIGHTS?

The idea of human rights has become foundational in our legal system. Rights also bridge morality and politics, and can 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.

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  • Adam 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

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  • Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

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