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Author Edmundson, William A. (William Atkins), 1948-

Title An introduction to rights / William A. Edmundson

Edition 2nd ed
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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 LAW GENERAL COLLECTION  JC571 .E42 2012    AVAILABLE
Call # JC571 .E42 2012
Phys. Description xvi, 184 p. ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law
Summary "A thoroughly updated second edition that is an accessible introduction to the history, logic, moral implications, and political tendencies of the idea of rights"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I. The First Expansionary Era: 1. The prehistory of rights; 2. The rights of man: the enlightenment; 3. Mischievous nonsense?; 4. The nineteenth century: consolidation and retrenchment; 5. The conceptual neighborhood of rights: Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld; Part II. The Second Expansionary Era: 6. The universal declaration, and a revolt against utilitarianism; 7. The nature of rights: 'choice' theory and 'interest' theory; 8. A right to do wrong? two conceptions of moral rights; 9. The pressure of consequentialism; 10. What is interference?; 11. The future of rights; 12. Conclusion
Subject Civil rights
Human rights
ISBN 9781107010987 (hardback)
1107010985 (hardback)
9781107648197 (paperback)
110764819X (paperback)



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