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The Moral Foundation of Rights

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The Moral Foundation of Rights by L.W. Sumner
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While rights are indispensable to our moral and political thinking, they are also mysterious and controversial. What is it for someone to have a moral right to something? What kinds of creatures are capable of having rights? Which rights do they have? As long as these questions remain unanswered, rights will remain vulnerable to sceptical doubts. This book provides the moral foundation necessary to dispel these doubts. The author does this by constructing a coherent concept of a moral right and a workable substantive theory of rights. The former arises from his analysis of moral rights as morally justified conventional rights, while the necessary justificatory framework is supplied by a consequentialist moral theory.
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
147x223x23
ISBN-13
9780198247517
Product ID
2248660

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