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Human rights and human well-being

Author: W J Talbott
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Series: Oxford political philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, William J. Talbott examines the meaning of moral progress, claiming that improvements to our moral or legal practices are changes that, when evaluated as a practice, contribute to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W J Talbott
ISBN: 9780199311361 0199311366 9780195173482 0195173481
OCLC Number: 847506101
Notes: The consequentialist project for human rights. Exceptions to libertarian natural rights. The main principle. What is well-being? What is equity?. The two deepest mysteries in moral philosophy. Security rights. Epistemological foundations for the priority of autonomy rights. The millian epistemological argument for autonomy rights. Property rights, contract rights, and other economic rights. Democratic rights. Equity rights. The most reliable judgment standard for soft, legal paternalism. Liberty rights and privacy rights. Clarifications and responses to objections
Description: xi, 410 s. ; 25 cm
Contents: The consequentialist project for human rights --
Exceptions to libertarian natural rights --
The main principle --
What is well-being? --
What is equity?. The two deepest mysteries in moral philosophy --
Security rights --
Epistemological foundations for the priority of autonomy rights --
The millian epistemological argument for autonomy rights --
Property rights, contract rights, and other economic rights --
Democratic rights --
Equity rights --
The most reliable judgment standard for soft, legal paternalism --
Liberty rights and privacy rights --
Clarifications and responses to objections.
Series Title: Oxford political philosophy
Responsibility: William J. Talbott

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