An Introduction to Rights

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 8, 2004 - Philosophy - 223 pages
This is the only accessible and readable introduction to the history, logic, moral implications, and political tendencies of the idea of rights. It is organized chronologically, and discusses important events, such as the French Revolution. As an undergraduate text it is well-suited to introductions to political philosophy, moral philosophy, and ethics. It could also be used in courses on political theory in departments of political science and government, and in courses on legal theory in law schools.

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A pleasingly through, yet accessible, overview of the sundry philosophical justifications for the idea of a "right." The author points out the strengths and weaknesses of each school or tradition, but ... Read full review

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