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Respecting persons in theory and practice : essays on moral and political philosophy

Author: Jan Narveson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2002] ©2002
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Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice is a collection of essays of the moral and political philosophy of Jan Narveson. The essays in this collection share a consistent theme running through much of Narveson's moral and political philosophy, namely that politics and morals stem from the interests of individual people, and have no antecedent authority over us. The essays in this collection, in various ways and as  Read more...
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Narveson, Jan, 1936-
Respecting persons in theory and practice
(DLC) 2001048922
(OCoLC)48429135
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Narveson
ISBN: 9781461643050 1461643058
OCLC Number: 858282554
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 313 pages)
Contents: Utilitarianism and formalism --
A puzzle about economic justice in Rawls' theory --
Marxism : hollow at the core --
On recent arguments for egalitarianism --
Moral realism, emotivism, and natural law --
Justice as pure efficiency : pareto efficiency, justice, and the free market--a pure efficiency conception of justice --
Toward a liberal theory of ideology-a quasi-Marxian exploration --
Property rights : original acquisition and lockean provisos --
Deserving profits --
Fixing democracy --
The anarchist's case --
Have we a right to nondiscrimination? --
Collective rights? --
The drug laws : more nails in the coffin of American Liberalism --
Children and rights --
Natural resources, sustainability, and the central committee.
Responsibility: Jan Narveson.

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