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Justice : rights and wrongs

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wide-ranging and ambitious, Justice combines moral philosophy and Christian ethics to develop an important theory of rights and of justice as grounded in rights. Nicholas Wolterstorff discusses what it is to have a right, and he locates rights in the respect due the worth of the rights-holder. After contending that socially-conferred rights require the existence of natural rights, he argues that no secular account  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Wolterstorff
ISBN: 9780691129679 0691129673 9780691146300 0691146306 9781400828715 1400828716
OCLC Number: 129952924
Description: xiv, 400 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One: The Archeology of Rights --
Two Conceptions of Justice --
A Contest of Narratives --
Justice in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible --
On De-Justicizing the New Testament --
Justice in the New Testament Gospels --
Part Two: Fusion of Narrative with Theory: The Goods to Which We Have Rights --
Locating That to Which We Have Rights --
Why Eudaimonism Will Not Work as a Framework for a Theory of Rights --
Augustine's Break with Eudaemonism --
The Incursion of the Moral Vision of Scripture into Late Antiquity --
Characterizing the Life-Goods Constitutive of Flourishing --
Part Three: Theory: Having a Right to a Good --
Accounting for Rights --
Rights Not Grounded in Duties --
The Nature and Grounding of Natural Human Rights --
Is a Secular Grounding of Human Rights Possible? --
A Theological Grounding of Human Rights --
Beyond the Rights of Persons and Human Beings --
Epilogue Concluding Reflections.
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