Environmental Ethics

Volume 1, Issue 4, Winter 1979

Roland C. Clement
Pages 353-355

Watson’s Reciprocity of Rights and Duties

Richard A. Watson’s proposal that rights inhere only in those who can perform duties is here objected to as being too intellectualistic. Instead, it is suggested that rights inhere in all those who participate in the process of becoming, as A. N. Whitehead proposed half a century ago. Ecological science lends new support to this view.