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Keywords:

  • human rights;
  • human worth;
  • obligations;
  • rights;
  • Wolterstorff

ABSTRACT

This article lays out a central argument of Wolterstorff's book, which I call the Argument from Under-Respect. That argument, I contend, is central to Wolterstorff's thought about wrongs and human rights. Close attention to the argument raises questions about whether Wolterstorff's account of rights can explain what a theory of rights must include: why violating rights wrongs the rights-bearer.