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What’s wrong with rights?

What’s wrong with rights?

In the latest episode of Reading Our Times Nick Spencer speaks to Nigel Biggar about his new book. 17/11/2020

The concept of ‘rights’ tends to provoke a strong response from people today: some hold them in quasi–religious esteem, while others consider them responsible for selfish individualism and social fragmentation. 

Nick Spencer talks to Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford, about his new book What’s wrong with rights?, which takes a critical look at the language, logic and implementation of rights today. 


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Nigel Biggar

What’s wrong with rights? by Nigel Biggar

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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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Posted 17 November 2020

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