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This module profiles respect, one of the five values included on the Statement of Values prepared by the College of Business Administration at the Unviversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Respect: recognizing and honoring rights

Respect is one of the five values included in the Statement of Values developed by the University of Puerto Rico’s College of Business Administration. The following statement of respect was drafted by a committee of academic stakeholders in 2006:

Acknowledge the inherent dignity present in its diverse constituents by recognizing and respecting their fundamental rights. These include rights to property, privacy, free exchange of ideas, academic freedom, due process, and meaningful participation in decision making and policy formation.

The purpose of this module is to explore this value further by developing a conception of rights that are treated as modes of respect for human autonomy.

Along these lines, this module will present a framework for explaining and justifying rights and showing the correlativity between rights and duties. This framework is useful to explain and clarify widely accepted rights claims as well as to examine critically less widely accepted, more controversial rights claims. The content of the rights-based approach is summarized below in a table. Different sense of autonomy, loosely interpreted from Ética Para Ingenieros, help to provide a rough justification for the notions of rights. Finally, exercises help students progress from justifying and understanding non-controversial rights claims, to examining more questionable (and complex) rights claims, to examining rights in the context of community development and appropriate technology.

Six statements on rights

1. definition: a right is an essential capacity of action that others are obliged to recognize and respect. (the key word is “essential.” essential here means essential to the development and maintenance of autonomy. for more on autonomy see below.)

2. definition: a duty is a principle that obliges us to recognize and respect the autonomy of others (and of ourselves).

    3. correlativity of right and duty. rights and duties are correlative; for every right there exists a series of duties that spell out how to recognize and respect the corresponding right, who should recognize and respect this right claim, and on what occasions.

  • Note that duty and right are defined, one in terms of the other. A right is a capacity of action that others are obliged (=have a duty) to recognize and respect. A duty obliges us to recognize and respect the autonomy (=rights) of others.
  • For every right, there is a correlativity duty to recognize and respect that right claim. (Actually a whole series or levels of correlative duties).
  • Rights (as modes of exercising autonomy) while essential to being human are also fragile, that is, vulnerable to certain kinds of threats. If the capacities or capabilities bundled under a right are not exercised or protected from these standard threats, then they disappear. (For example, humans are capable of speech but only if at certain key developmental times, they are exposed to and stimulated by speech.)

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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