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The Egalitarian ConscienceEssays in Honour of G. A. Cohen$
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Christine Sypnowich

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199281688

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199281688.001.0001

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Self‐Ownership and Conscription

Self‐Ownership and Conscription

(p.88) 5 Self‐Ownership and Conscription
The Egalitarian Conscience

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This essay argues that an exception to Cohen’s understanding of the right of self-ownership might be warranted in some cases of conscription. It considers cases where one is legitimately compelled to perform uncontracted services for others by being forced to rescue them from violations of moral rights. Compensation for such conscription renders it consistent with the right of self-ownership.

Keywords:   self-ownership, conscription, Nozick, rights, duties, liberty, freedom, entitlement, power

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