The Lockean Theory of Rights / Edition 1

The Lockean Theory of Rights / Edition 1

by A. John Simmons
     
 

"A detailed and comprehensive presentation of Lockean theory as a contribution to modern debates about rights, property, justice, government, and consent. It will be as indispensable to participants in these debates as it will to be those who are interested in the work of John Locke."—Jeremy Waldron, University of California, Berkeley

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"A detailed and comprehensive presentation of Lockean theory as a contribution to modern debates about rights, property, justice, government, and consent. It will be as indispensable to participants in these debates as it will to be those who are interested in the work of John Locke."—Jeremy Waldron, University of California, Berkeley

"[This book] is by far the most careful and balanced treatment of this central issue and will be of great value not only to philosophers but also to historians of ideas."—John Dunn, Cambridge University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691037813
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/05/1994
Series:
Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1The Structure of Locke's Moral Theory
1.1The Demonstration of Morality14
1.2Why We Ought to Obey God26
1.3The Secular Strain36
1.4The Superstructure of Locke's Theory46
1.5The Content of Natural Law59
2Locke and Natural Rights
2.1The Place of Rights in Locke's Theory68
2.2Equal Rights and Special Rights79
2.3The Structure of Locke's Theory of Rights87
2.4The Significance of Natural Rights95
2.5Natural Rights Skepticism102
3The Right to Punish
3.1A Natural Executive Right121
3.2Locke's Case127
3.3Replies134
3.4The Coherence of Locke's Position140
3.5Forfeiture and Punishment148
3.6The Monopoly on Force161
4Rights and the Family
4.1Wives, Husbands, and Servants167
4.2The Rights of Parents (and the Duties of Children)177
4.3The Rights of Children (and the Duties of Parents)192
4.4The Family and Property204
4.5The Family and Political Society212
5Property Rights
5.1Natural Property Rights222
5.2Labor: The Arguments236
5.3Labor: Replies and Reconstructions264
5.4The Limits on Property278
5.5Money298
6Justice and Charity
6.1Property in Political Society307
6.2Justice318
6.3Charity327
6.4Positive and Negative Rights336
Conclusion353
Works Cited355
Index377

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