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The moral foundation of rights

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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.

Note: This is an ex-library book. The dust jacket is taped to the hard covers and this has left a vertical mark on the flyleaf. Title page has a library stamp. There is a library barcode on the inside back cover with marks of a sticker. pp135/36 has been creased. Otherwise contents clean and unmarked.

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Author(s):
L W Sumner
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198247516
ISBN-13:
9780198247517
Publisher:
Clarendon Press

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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.

Note: This is an ex-library book. The dust jacket is taped to the hard covers and this has left a vertical mark on the flyleaf. Title page has a library stamp. There is a library barcode on the inside back cover with marks of a sticker. pp135/36 has been creased. Otherwise contents clean and unmarked.

Author(s):
L W Sumner
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198247516
ISBN-13:
9780198247517
Publisher:
Clarendon Press

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