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Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk will appeal to philosophers and social scientists interested in issues of rights and social justice, and to graduate students and journalists seeking a critical survey of the field. Innumerable recent books have addressed the issues of rights and social justice, but none combines the comprehensiveness, disinterestedness, and brevity found in this work. Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk: -is unique in its critical, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may approach; -is untainted with special pleading for specific philosophical schools or social policies; -is distinctive in its range, examining the views of classical as well as contemporary thinkers and trendy as well as more established approaches; -is relentless in its confrontation of the abstract with the concrete; -discusses positive rights in such contexts as health care, education, foreign aid, homelessness, welfare, and disaster relief policies; -is distinctive in its prose, which is vivid, engaging, clear, occasionally funny, and never pompous or engorged with jargon; -can be read and enjoyed by serious non-specialists as well as specialists.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1: Rights Talk and Rights. 2: Broad Positive Rights. 3: Narrow Positive Rights and Libertarian Alternatives. 4: The American Political and Constitutional Context. 5: Some Final Words. References. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402017834
Author:
Halper, Thomas
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Halper, T.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
Civil rights -- United States.
Subject:
Human rights -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Political philosophy
Subject:
Law Theory/Law Philosophy
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
Theories of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
240 x 160 mm 1090 gr

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