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Single Idea 20512

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 1. Basis of Rights]

Full Idea

The normal liberal basic rights are right to life, free speech, free assembly and freedom of movement, plus the rights to vote and stand for office. Some theorists add the right to a decent living standard (shelter, food and health care).

Gist of Idea

Standard rights: life, free speech, assembly, movement, vote, stand (plus shelter, food, health?)


Jonathan Wolff (An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Rev) [2006], 4 'Liberty')

Book Reference

Wolff,Jonathan: 'An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Rev)' [OUP 2006], p.115

A Reaction

I think he has forgotten to add education. In Britain Beatrice Webb seems to have single-handedly added the living standard group to the list.