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The Resource Rights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rights, Alan Dershowitz

Rights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rights, Alan Dershowitz

Label
Rights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rights
Title
Rights from wrongs
Title remainder
a secular theory of the origins of rights
Statement of responsibility
Alan Dershowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dershowitz, Alan M
Dewey number
323
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.D3985 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Civil rights
Label
Rights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rights, Alan Dershowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index
Contents
Introduction: Where do rights come from? -- I: The sources of rights: What are rights? -- Is God the source of rights? -- Is Nature the source of rights? -- Are there other "external" sources of rights? -- Do constitutional democracies really need an external theory of rights? -- Do we need to invent an external source of rights--even if it does not really exist? -- Is natural law a helpful or harmful fiction? -- What, then, is the source of rights? -- II: Some challenges to experience as the source of rights: Is there always a right answer? -- If rights do not come from God or Nature, how are they different from mere preferences? -- Does the experiential approach confuse philosophy with sociology? -- Can rights produce wrongs? -- Is the debate over external sources of rights a liberal-conservative issue? -- III: Applying the experiential theory of rights: Can experiential rights check the abuses of majority rule? -- Is there a right "to life"? -- Is there a right not to be censored by government? -- Is there a right to have church and state separated? -- Is there a right to emigrate and/or immigrate? -- Do animals have rights? -- Do dead people have rights in their organs? Conclusion: The future of rights
Control code
ocm56404710
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 p.
Isbn
9780465017133
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020006
System control number
(Sirsi) o56404710
Label
Rights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rights, Alan Dershowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index
Contents
Introduction: Where do rights come from? -- I: The sources of rights: What are rights? -- Is God the source of rights? -- Is Nature the source of rights? -- Are there other "external" sources of rights? -- Do constitutional democracies really need an external theory of rights? -- Do we need to invent an external source of rights--even if it does not really exist? -- Is natural law a helpful or harmful fiction? -- What, then, is the source of rights? -- II: Some challenges to experience as the source of rights: Is there always a right answer? -- If rights do not come from God or Nature, how are they different from mere preferences? -- Does the experiential approach confuse philosophy with sociology? -- Can rights produce wrongs? -- Is the debate over external sources of rights a liberal-conservative issue? -- III: Applying the experiential theory of rights: Can experiential rights check the abuses of majority rule? -- Is there a right "to life"? -- Is there a right not to be censored by government? -- Is there a right to have church and state separated? -- Is there a right to emigrate and/or immigrate? -- Do animals have rights? -- Do dead people have rights in their organs? Conclusion: The future of rights
Control code
ocm56404710
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 p.
Isbn
9780465017133
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020006
System control number
(Sirsi) o56404710

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