New PDF release: An Introduction to Rights (Cambridge Introductions to

By William A. Edmundson

ISBN-10: 1107010985

ISBN-13: 9781107010987

ISBN-10: 110764819X

ISBN-13: 9781107648197

An advent to Rights is a readable and available advent to the historical past, common sense, ethical implications, and political trends of the belief of rights. it's geared up chronologically and discusses vital historic occasions resembling the French and American Revolutions. It treats various old figures, together with Grotius, Paley, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Burke, Godwin, Douglass, Mill, and Hohfeld, and relates the idea that of rights to modern debates corresponding to consequentialism as opposed to contractualism. This completely up to date moment version features a new preface and expands the dialogue of the extraordinary function that slavery has performed within the heritage of rights. It comprises new fabric on egalitarianism, distributive justice, and what the call for for equivalent rights means.

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