Many people accept the following view about agency and moral status:
1. You have moral duties and a full set of moral rights, including the right to life, liberty, property, and autonomy, if and only if you are an agent.
2. You are an agent if and only if you have the
Many theories of rights envisage a link between moral rights and agency. This link can occur at either a conceptual or a substantive level. In other words, for some theories the very concept of rights makes reference to a notion of agency or choice, while others derive the content of rights
the economic costs that it imposes? 1
This question is, in immediate terms, a historical one, but the considerations that inspire it emerge from ethics and philosophy, for the question comes at the poor in a way that highlights their agency. The prism of charity, through which academic and
acted on, which I will call ‘active’ and ‘passive’ activities respectively. 1 Accordingly, a central focus will be on the classification of the activity of effecting change in something, which I call ‘agency’.
At Metaphysics Θ.6, 1048b18-35 and in the discussion of pleasure at Nicomachean Ethics
called Olivi’s view on political agency.
The starting point of the essay is that political agency requires freedom, which can be considered from two perspectives. First, it requires ‘political freedom’ or liberty, because one cannot be truly considered a political agent if one cannot act in a political
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The Agency of Children: From Family to Global Human Rights , D. Oswell
The so-called “structure-agency” debate is an old, but persistent one, in the social sciences. At the core of this debate is the question of whether political outcomes are determined by social forces and situational circumstances (the structural argument), or whether individuals have a unique