Book Chapter

From a Good Life to Human Rights: Some Complications


Cruft R (2015) From a Good Life to Human Rights: Some Complications. In: Cruft R, Liao S & Renzo M (eds.) Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights. Philosophical Foundations of Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 101-116.〈=en&

What is the relation between human rights and human well-being?  This chapter explores some complications stemming from the fact that respect for human rights does not guarantee well-being.  The chapter defends the prospects for a well-being-based account of human rights by outlining the central questions such an account must address.

human rights; well-being; agency; international human rights law

Title of seriesPhilosophical Foundations of Law
Publication date30/12/2015
PublisherOxford University Press
Publisher URL…630?cc=gb〈=en&
Place of publicationOxford