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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.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195064742
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 20 mm
  • Width: 209 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0195064747
  • Publisher Date: 26 Jul 1990
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 139 mm
  • No of Pages: 296
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 350 gr


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