Title

Huemer on immigration and the preservation of culture

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Philosophia

Publication Date

9-2017

Volume

45

Issue

3

First Page

1091

Last Page

1098

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Keywords

Immigration, Cultural preservation, Open borders, Rights

Abstract

Libertarian philosopher Michael Huemer has argued recently that there is a prima facie right to immigrate, and, moreover, that concerns people have about the effects of immigration are not strong enough to neutralize or override this prima facie right. In this paper, I focus on one particular concern that Huemer deems insufficiently strong to neutralize or override the prima facie right to immigrate, namely, the concern that unrestricted immigration poses a threat to one’s culture. I argue that Huemer fails to show that the concern is insufficiently strong.

DOI

10.1007/s11406-017-9830-3

Print ISSN

00483893

E-ISSN

15749274

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Recommended Citation

De Clercq, R. (2017). Huemer on immigration and the preservation of culture. Philosophia, 45(3), 1091–1098. doi: 10.1007/s11406-017-9830-3