Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives by Bruce P. Frohnen | 9780826218209 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives

Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives

by Bruce P. Frohnen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826218202

ISBN-13: 9780826218209

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

As reports of genocide, terrorism, and political violence fill today's newcasts, more attention has been given to issues of human rights-but all too often the sound bites seem overly simplistic. Many Westerners presume that non-Western peoples yearn for democratic rights, while liberal values of toleration give way to xenophobia.

Overview

As reports of genocide, terrorism, and political violence fill today's newcasts, more attention has been given to issues of human rights-but all too often the sound bites seem overly simplistic. Many Westerners presume that non-Western peoples yearn for democratic rights, while liberal values of toleration give way to xenophobia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826218209
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Eric Voegelin Institute Series, #1
Edition description:
index
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Rights in a Multicultural Age Bruce P. Frohnen Kenneth L. Grasso 1

Historical Roots of Modern Rights: Before Locke and After Brian Tierney 34

Natural Rights and Social Contract in Burke and Bellarmine Gary D. Glenn 58

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and the Declaration of Independence George W. Carey 80

Individual and Group Rights: Self-Government and Claims of Right in Historical Practice Bruce P. Frohnen 106

The Ontology of Rights Kenneth L. Schmitz 132

The Historical and Communal Roots of Legal Rights and the Erosion of the State Paul Gottfried 153

Reintegrating Rights: Catholicism, Social Ontology, and Contemporary Rights Discourse Kenneth L. Grasso 177

Toward a Social Pluralist Theory of Institutional Rights Jonathan Chaplin 212

Epilogue: Toward an Integrative Vision Bruce P. Frohnen 241

Notes on the Contributors 252

Index 255

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >