The Nature of Claim-Rights

Leif Wenar (King's College London)

Thursday 31 October, 5:30 pm (coffee and tea at 5:15)  Location: Law Faculty Board Room 
  This is a new analysis of rights, particularly of the paradigm: the claim-right. The new analysis makes better sense of rights than the leading alternatives do. The new analysis handles all of the well-known counterexamples to the Will and Interest theories; it seems not to generate counterexamples of its own; and it solves many long-standing puzzles in the theory of rights. Moreover, the central concepts of the new theory are as salient and forceful as are rights themselves.