Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community
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Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community

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This book provides a complete and convincing account of what rights we do and do not have, who has them, and why. Presenting the foundations of a liberal, individualistic theory of rights, Lomasky explains the place of rights within the overall structure of morality, arguing for the moral importance of individual commitments to and pursuit of "projects." After developing his theory of basic rights, Lomasky demonstrates its implications for a variety of problems and issues, including property rights, the rights of children, and the status of the unborn, defective persons, animals, and even the dead. Arguing for a fundamental reshaping of philosophical ethics, Lomasky develops a credible alternative to currently fashionable views.show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195064747
  • 9780195064742
  • 94,552

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`it displays insight and perspicuity throughout ... an important first step towards developing a philosophically respectable theory of rights.' Law and Philosophy `interesting and useful book Mind `The book is so good that no right-minded and human philosophical reviewer will escape twinges (to put it mildly) of professional jealousy...superb book...highly readable, enormously entertaining, and far too full of moral truths to be confined to the artificial world of the academic.' Reason `Profound, arresting and radically original book ... In a brilliant exploration of the morality of individualism, Lomasky applies a fresh and drastic turn of mind to the derivation of basic rights and thereby contests some of the most deeply entrenched suppositions of moral and political philosophy ... His argument is the best we have in defence of basic rights.' Times Literary Supplementshow more

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