In this paper I offer a teleological account of social institutions. Specifically, I argue that: (a) social institutions have as their defining purposes or ends the provision of collective goods, and; (b) participants in social institutions have moral rights to such collective goods, and the moral rights in question are individual, and jointly held, moral rights.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||ProtoSociology: an international journal of interdisciplinary research|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|