Institutions, Collective Goods and Individual Rights

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-207
Number of pages24
JournalProtoSociology: an international journal of interdisciplinary research
Issue number2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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