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Theories of Rights

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Edited by: C.L. Ten

ISBN13: 9780754624301
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £170.00



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To those who invoke them, rights are powerful instruments for settling arguments in favour of the right-holders. But the nature, provenance and justification of rights are uncertain and disputed and there are doubts about whether rights should play a distinctive and fundamental role in moral and political discourse.

More recent disagreements have centred on group rights and on whether rights have a universal application across different cultures and moral traditions. These and other related issues are explored in depth by the essays in this volume, which are mostly drawn from a wide range of journals in philosophy, politics and law.