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A right to opportunities for meaningful relationships

Couto, Alexandra (2022) A right to opportunities for meaningful relationships. In: Brownlee, Kimberley and Jenkins, David and Neal, Adam, eds. Being Social: The Philosophy of Social Human Rights. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-0-19-887119-4. (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198871194.001.0001) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:91824)

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I will argue here a) that we have a right to have opportunities to meaningful relationships, b) that such a right is distinct from a right focusing only on protecting access to more basic social interactions, and c) that to the extent that we have rights to both kinds of social interactions, the one focused on more meaningful relationships should have priority because it secures an interest of greater importance for us.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oso/9780198871194.001.0001
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Depositing User: Alexandra Couto
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 21:34 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 16:13 UTC
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