Archard, David (1992) Rights, Moral Values and Natural Facts: a reply to Mary Midgley on the problem of child-abuse. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 9 (1). pp. 99-104.Full text not available from this repository.
Mary Midgley asserts that my argument concerning the problem of child-abuse was inappropriately framed in the language of rights, and neglected certain pertinent natural facts. I defend the view that the use of rights-talk was both apposite and did not misrepresent the moral problem in question. I assess the status and character of the natural facts Midgley adduces in criticism of my case, concluding that they do not obviously establish the conclusions she believes they do. Finally I briefly respond to the charge that my suggestions were illiberal.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Applied Philosophy|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||03 Sep 2010 11:58|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:33|
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