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Rights and Demands : A Foundational Inquiry

Publisher: [s.l.] : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book

Margaret Gilbert presents the first full-length treatment of a central class of rights: demand-rights. To have such a right is to have the standing or authority to demand a particular action of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780198813767 0198813767
OCLC Number: 1077755384
Description: 400 S.
Contents: Introduction: Rights in the Conversation of HumanityPART I: A PROBLEM POSED1: Some Central Distinctions from Rights Theory2: Two Realms of Rights3: Hohfeld's Claims and Thomson's Doubts4: Demand-Rights---and the Demand-Right Problem5: Contemporary Rights Theories: the Problem RemainsPART II: THE PROBLEM SOLVED6: Agreements and Promises; Hume's Legacy7: Problems with Moral Principle Accounts8: A Fundamental Ground of Demand-Rights9: A Theory of Agreements and Promises10: The Ubiquity of Joint CommitmentPART III: DEMAND-RIGHTS, MORALITY, AND LAW11: Are There any Moral Demand-Rights? Part I12: Are There any Moral Demand-Rights? Part II13: Demand-Rights, Law, and other Institutions14: Human Rights in Light of the Foregoing
Responsibility: Gilbert, Margaret.


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Rights and Demands is a mature philosophical exploration of how to understand the nature, scope, and limits of demand rights. ... This wonderful book is a treasure store of careful argumentation. Read more...

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