Debate over Rights: Philosophical Enquiries

Debate over Rights: Philosophical Enquiries

by Matthew H. Kramer, Hillel Steiner, Nigel Simmonds
     
 


This collection of essays forms a lively debate over the fundamental characteristics of legal and moral rights. The essays examine whether rights fundamentally protect individuals' interests or whether they instead fundamentally enable individuals to make choices.  See more details below

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This collection of essays forms a lively debate over the fundamental characteristics of legal and moral rights. The essays examine whether rights fundamentally protect individuals' interests or whether they instead fundamentally enable individuals to make choices.

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"...all three of the essays are quite well written, and the authors expound their positions with admirable vigor and clarity. This work will certainly be of significant interest to anyone concerned with the Hohfeldian jural framework, the 'Interest' and 'Will' theories of rights, or the rival analytic and evaluative approaches to the philosophical foundations of rights theory. It is, then, a more than welcome addition to our ongoing 'debate over rights'."--The Law and Politics Book Review

Jack Wade Nowlin
This work will certainly be of significant interest to anyone concerned with the Hohfeldian jural framework, the "Interest" and "Will" theories of rights, or the rival analytic and evaluative approaches to the philosophical foundations of rights theory. It is, then, a more than welcome addition to our ongoing "debate over rights.
The Law and Politics Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198268536
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/05/1998
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Kramer is a University Lecturer in Jurisprudence, Cambridge University, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Nigel Simmonds is a Reader in Jurisprudence, Cambridge University, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Hillel Steiner is Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Manchester.

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