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Imagination, Virtue, and Human Rights: Lessons from Australian and U.S. Law
Theological Studies (2009)
  • M. Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College Law School
Abstract

The article attempts to bridge the gap between virtue theory and rights theory by asking what virtues are needed to recognize and protect human rights in concrete circumstances. Drawing on legal cases from Australia and the United States as examples, the author argues that three types of imagination are necessary: ontic, empathetic, and strategic.

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Publication Date
March, 2009
Citation Information
M. Cathleen Kaveny. "Imagination, Virtue, and Human Rights: Lessons from Australian and U.S. Law" Theological Studies Vol. 70 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kaveny/8/