Individual Rights Reconsidered: Are the Truths of the U.S. Declaration of Independence Lasting?

Individual Rights Reconsidered: Are the Truths of the U.S. Declaration of Independence Lasting?

by Tibor R. Machan
     
 

The essays in this volume reconsider the case of the basic tenets of the U.S. political tradition, outlined in the Declaration of Independence and expressed in much of the U.S. legal system. The authors answer the innumerable criticisms advanced against the political philosophy of natural individual human rights over the last two centuries.

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The essays in this volume reconsider the case of the basic tenets of the U.S. political tradition, outlined in the Declaration of Independence and expressed in much of the U.S. legal system. The authors answer the innumerable criticisms advanced against the political philosophy of natural individual human rights over the last two centuries.

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Essays examine whether the principles of individual human rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, upon which the US Declaration of Independence was based, enjoy universal significance in community life. They discuss the historical and public policy aspects of individual human rights theory, looking at the language of the Declaration, the arguments for the principles, arguments against the reality of such rights, and the impact of technological change on human rights. Machan is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at Chapman University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817999322
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Publication Series
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tibor R. Machan is a Hoover research fellow. He is professor emeritus of philosophy at Auburn University, and holds the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University.

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