Personhood as a Political Theory of Duties

  title={Personhood as a Political Theory of Duties},
  author={Motsamai Molefe},
The relationship between the idea of personhood and rights is explored by Molefe in this chapter. The aim of this exploration is to investigate whether rights will feature incidentally or significantly in a correct understanding of personhood. Molefe complicates our understanding of the implications of rights and argues that the idea of personhood imagines an alternative moral-political vision built on the primacy of duties. To do so, he draws on Menkiti’s distinction between the minimalist and… Expand