Download e-book for iPad: An Introduction to Rights (Cambridge Introductions to by William A. Edmundson

By William A. Edmundson

ISBN-10: 1107010985

ISBN-13: 9781107010987

ISBN-10: 110764819X

ISBN-13: 9781107648197

An creation to Rights is a readable and available creation to the background, common sense, ethical implications, and political developments of the assumption of rights. it really is equipped chronologically and discusses vital historic occasions reminiscent of the French and American Revolutions. It treats various ancient figures, together with Grotius, Paley, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Burke, Godwin, Douglass, Mill, and Hohfeld, and relates the concept that of rights to modern debates resembling consequentialism as opposed to contractualism. This completely up to date moment version features a new preface and expands the dialogue of the striking function that slavery has performed within the background of rights. It comprises new fabric on egalitarianism, distributive justice, and what the call for for equivalent rights means.

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