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Single Idea 21016

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights]

Full Idea

My approach rejects the distinction, common in the human rights movement, between 'first-generation rights' (political and civil) and 'second-generation rights' (economic and social). The second group are preconditions of the first group.

Gist of Idea

Political and civil rights are not separate from economic and social rights


Martha Nussbaum (Creating Capabilities [2011], 3)

A Reaction

[last sentence compressed] This sounds like the sort of point Marx argued for. Nowadays it is feminists who make this point most strongly.

Book Reference

Nussbaum,Martha C.: 'Creating Capabilities' [Belknap Harvard 2013], p.67