Author: Jeff Sebo

1 Introduction 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

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Adina Preda

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

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Tzvi Novick

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

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy

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

In: Phronesis
Author: Juhana Toivanen

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

In: Vivarium
Author: Steven Engler

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/094330509X12568874557298 Method and Th eory in the Study of Religion 21 (2009) 460-492 M E T H O D T H E O R Y in the S T U D Y O F R E L I G I O N & Ritual Th eory and Attitudes to Agency in Brazilian Spirit Possession 1 Steven

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption , B. Stevenson (2015), London: Scribe. isbn 9781925106381. £14.99 paperback. On Liberty . S. Chakrabarti (2014), London: Allen Lane. isbn 9781846148095. £17.99 hardback. The Agency of Children: From Family to Global Human Rights , D. Oswell

In: The International Journal of Children's Rights
Author: Guy Ziv

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