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Human rights and human liberties : a radical reconsideration of the American political tradition

Author: Tibor R Machan
Publisher: Chicago : Nelson Hall, [1975]
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Machan, Tibor R.
Human rights and human liberties.
Chicago : Nelson Hall, [1975]
(OCoLC)643669509
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tibor R Machan
ISBN: 0882291599 9780882291598
OCLC Number: 1103214
Description: xii, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Human history and human natural rights : The concern about what is right and why ; The idea of natural right ; Classical ideas about nature and natural right ; Modern natural rights: Hobbes and Locke ; The mounting case against natural rights ; Contemporary notions of human rights-such as they are ; Determinism versus human rights --
The idea of human rights : What are rights? ; How do we know there are human rights? --
Human virtues and excellence : An overview ; In search of a standard ; Moral virtues as means to a good human life --
Human rights and good human communities : The rationale for humans rights--preliminaries ; The human right to political liberty ; Political liberty, human life, and property rights --
Government and human rights : The anarchist thesis ; The purpose of government in a good human community ; Human rights versus enemies of liberty ; Human rights and political authority --
The realpolitik and human rights : Reason, human rights, and change ; Virtue, vice squads, and human rights ; State education and the free society ; Censorship--no; obscenity--that's your responsibility ; Ecology, conservation, and human liberty ; A climate of power grabbing ; Problems of justified killing ; Emergency cases ; Revolution-but not for the hell of it --
Facing some critical considerations : On criticism ; Knowledge in brief focus ; On defining concepts ; Some heed to critic galore --
On the prospects of human rights : Human life, human good, and human rights ; Obstructions in the current moral climate ; The "value-free" defense of political liberty ; Business and liberty ; Financing government in a free society ; On securing liberty ; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tibor R. Machan.

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