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An introduction to rights

Author: William A Edmundson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An Introduction to Rights is the only accessible and readable 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 Revolution. It deals with historical figures, including Grotius, Paley, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Burke, Godwin, Mill, and Hohfeld, and covers contemporary
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Edmundson
ISBN: 0521803985 9780521803984 0521008700 9780521008709
OCLC Number: 52720657
Description: xv, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The prehistory of rights --
The rights of man : the Enlightenment --
"Mischievous nonsense"? --
The nineteenth century : consolidation and retrenchment --
The conceptual neighborhood of rights : Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld --
The Universal Declaration and a revolt against utilitarianism --
The nature of rights : "choice" theory and "interest" theory --
A right to do wrong? : Two conceptions of moral rights --
The pressure of consequentialism --
What is interference? --
The future of rights --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law.
Responsibility: William A. Edmundson.
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