Rowan Cruft

University of Stirling

Rowan Cruft has taught philosophy at the University of Stirling since 2002. He focuses on the nature and justification of rights and duties, including especially human rights, rights of democratic participation and property. His work has been published in journals including Ethics, Law & Philosophy, and The Philosophical Quarterly. He is co-editor of Crime, Punishment and Responsibility: the Jurisprudence of Antony Duff (OUP 2011), and of Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights(OUP 2015). His monograph – Human Rights, Ownership, and the Individual (OUP, 2019) – starts from a new account of the nature of rights as formally bringing together duty-bearer and right-holder first-personally. Work on this book was supported by a British Academy mid-career fellowship.