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Rights, Race, and Recognition

Author: Derrick Darby
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
What is the source of rights? Rights have been grounded in divine agency, human nature, and morally justified claims, and have been used to assess the moral status of legal and customary social practices. The orthodoxy is that some of our rights are a species of unrecognized or natural rights. For example, black slaves in antebellum America were said to have such rights, and this was taken to provide a basis for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Darby
ISBN: 9780521733199 0521733197 9780521515405 0521515408
OCLC Number: 488823641
Description: 194 p.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Having rights; 2. Rights without recognition; 3. Rights and recognition; 4. Race and rights; 5. What's wrong with slavery?; Conclusion.


This book draws on the legacy of race and racism in the USA to argue that all rights are products of social recognition. This bold, meticulously argued book will inspire readers to rethink the  Read more...


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