The Moral Foundation of Rights

The Moral Foundation of Rights

Book - 1987
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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 remainunanswered, 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 thenecessary justificatory framework is supplied by a consequentialist moral theory.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780198247517
Branch Call Number: BJ1031 .S86 1987
Characteristics: x, 224 p. ; 23 cm
Uniform Title: Rights


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