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Whose Body is it Anyway?Justice and the Integrity of the Person$
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Cécile Fabre

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199289998

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199289999.001.0001

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A Rights‐Based Theory of Justice

A Rights‐Based Theory of Justice

(p.11) 1 A Rights‐Based Theory of Justice
Whose Body is it Anyway?

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This chapter sets out the theory of justice which underpins the book’s central claims. It argues that all human beings have a fundamental interest in living a minimally flourishing life of which autonomy and well-being are central components, which in turn, implies that they all have rights against the better-off to the material resources they need to lead such a life. However, the better off are under a duty to help if, and only if, they would not jeopardize their own prospects for a minimally flourishing life.

Keywords:   autonomy, bodily integrity, justice, personhood, rights, sufficiency

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