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Vol 22 No 9 Sept/Oct 2017

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An Introduction to Rights 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781107648197
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.99



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An Introduction to Rights is a readable and accessible introduction to the history, logic, moral implications, and political tendencies of the idea of rights. It is organized chronologically and discusses important historical events such as the French and American Revolutions. It treats a range of historical figures, including Grotius, Paley, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Burke, Godwin, Douglass, Mill, and Hohfeld, and relates the concept of rights to contemporary debates such as consequentialism versus contractualism. This thoroughly updated second edition includes a new preface and expands the discussion of the surprising role that slavery has played in the history of rights. It includes new material on egalitarianism, distributive justice, and what the demand for equal rights means.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Part I. The First Expansionary Era:
1. The prehistory of rights
2. The rights of man: the enlightenment
3. Mischievous nonsense?
4. The nineteenth century: consolidation and retrenchment
5. The conceptual neighborhood of rights: Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld

Part II. The Second Expansionary Era:
6. The universal declaration, and a revolt against utilitarianism
7. The nature of rights: 'choice' theory and 'interest' theory
8. A right to do wrong? two conceptions of moral rights
9. The pressure of consequentialism
10. What is interference?
11. The future of rights
12. Conclusion.

Series: Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Law

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What Makes Law: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law ISBN 9780521834278
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Contract Law: Rules, Theory, and Context ISBN 9780521615532
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Contract Law: Rules, Theory, and Context ISBN 9780521850469
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An Introduction to Property Theory ISBN 9780521113656
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An Introduction to Property Theory ISBN 9780521130608
Published June 2012
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£21.99
Normative Jurisprudence: An Introduction ISBN 9780521738293
Published November 2011
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£22.99