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The Resource Rights

Rights

Label
Rights
Title
Rights
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What are rights? What rights do we have? Why do we have them? What difference does having rights make? These are some of the questions that this book tries to answer. It analyses the conceptual intricacies of rights and examines the special role that rights perform in our moral and political thinking, and how theories which give fundamental significance to rights contrast with other sorts of moral and political theories. Peter Jones gives special attention to natural rights and human rights - to what sorts of rights those are, to how they might be justified, and to what natural and human rights demand of governments both nationally and internationally. He also looks at rights as they relate to freedom, to material needs and to democracy, and concludes by examining the status that rights should have in our moral and political thinking, the problems posed by cultural diversity for the doctrine of human rights, and the ways in which political systems might provide for rights
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Jones, Peter
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.J597 1994b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Issues in political theory
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  • Human rights
  • Political rights
Label
Rights
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Forms of Right. Claim-rights. Liberty-rights. Powers. Immunities -- 2. Benefits, Choices and Titles. Rights as benefits. Rights as choices. Rights as titles. Rights and sanctions -- 3. The Morality of Rights. Moral rights. Rights and utility. Rights-based theories. Rights and goal-based theories. Social goals and goal-based rights. Who or what has rights? -- 4. Natural Rights and Human Rights. Natural rights. Human rights. The content of human rights. Human rights and the rights of citizens. Scepticism about human rights. Human rights and ideal rights -- 5. Justifying Human Rights. Natural law and human rights. Self-evidence. Human rights and human worth. Rights and moral agency. Contract and rights. Self-ownership. Rights and goods. Consequentialism and rights. Monist and pluralist justifications -- 6. Freedom, Autonomy and Rights. The right to personal liberty. Autonomy. Kantian conceptions of autonomy. Autonomy and human well-being. Neutralism and perfectionism. Autonomy as an instrumental value. Rights to specific freedoms. How much freedom? Rights and obstacles to freedom
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780333361368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Rights
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Forms of Right. Claim-rights. Liberty-rights. Powers. Immunities -- 2. Benefits, Choices and Titles. Rights as benefits. Rights as choices. Rights as titles. Rights and sanctions -- 3. The Morality of Rights. Moral rights. Rights and utility. Rights-based theories. Rights and goal-based theories. Social goals and goal-based rights. Who or what has rights? -- 4. Natural Rights and Human Rights. Natural rights. Human rights. The content of human rights. Human rights and the rights of citizens. Scepticism about human rights. Human rights and ideal rights -- 5. Justifying Human Rights. Natural law and human rights. Self-evidence. Human rights and human worth. Rights and moral agency. Contract and rights. Self-ownership. Rights and goods. Consequentialism and rights. Monist and pluralist justifications -- 6. Freedom, Autonomy and Rights. The right to personal liberty. Autonomy. Kantian conceptions of autonomy. Autonomy and human well-being. Neutralism and perfectionism. Autonomy as an instrumental value. Rights to specific freedoms. How much freedom? Rights and obstacles to freedom
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780333361368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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