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Rights and reason : essays in honor of Carl Wellman

Author: Carl Wellman; Marilyn Friedman; et al
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2000.
Series: Law and philosophy library, v. 44.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The collection honors the eminent rights theorist, Carl Wellman, on the occasion of his retirement. Stimulated by Wellman's extensive writings on rights, the newly written essays here address such topics as the grounding of rights, the universality of rights, conflict among legal rights, the nature of political rights, the care-based presuppositions of rights, the misuse of rights talk, the connection between  Read more...
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Named Person: Carl Wellman; Carl Wellman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Wellman; Marilyn Friedman; et al
ISBN: 0792361989 9780792361985
OCLC Number: 43845651
Description: 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Christopher Wellman --
Criteria and the egocentric predicament revisited / P.M.S. Hacker --
Rights, interests, and free speech / L.W. Sumner --
Votes as powers / Jeremy Waldron --
Rights and the presumption of care / Virginia Held --
On the universality of moral justification / Gerald J. Postema --
Rights in conflict / James Griffin --
Human rights and wrongs / Alice Erh-Soon Tay --
Wrongs and duties / Neil MacCormick --
Cultural diversity: rights, goals, and competing values / Diana Tietjiens Meyers --
Right-based moralities / Joseph Raz --
The essential indeterminancy of Rawls's difference principle / Rex Martin --
Justice and personal desert / Joel Feinberg --
In defence of psychology / Georg Henrik von Wright --
Religion and right in Marx / Hermann Klenner.
Series Title: Law and philosophy library, v. 44.
Responsibility: edited by Marilyn Friedman ... [et al.].
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Presents a collection of essays on rights theory. This volume addresses such topics as the grounding of rights, the universality of rights, conflict among legal rights, the nature of political  Read more...

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