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Author Schlossberger, Eugene, 1951-

Title A holistic approach to rights : affirmative action, reproductive rights, censorship, and future generations / Eugene Schlossberger.

Published Lanham, Md. ; London : University Press of America, [2008]


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 UniM Bail  342.029 SCHL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 353 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview -- Pt. I. Theory of Rights -- Ch. 2. The Many Flavors of Rights: Entitlements, Liberties, Permissions, and the Right to Die -- Ch. 3. Rights as Warrants -- Ch. 4. Why the Correlation Thesis Should Be Discarded -- Ch. 5. A New Theory of Natural Rights -- Pt. II. Particular Rights and Applications -- Ch. 6. The Right to Speech: Regulating Violence and Pornography in the Media -- Ch. 7. Moral Rights and the Right to the Truth -- Ch. 8. Rights of and Obligations to Future Generations -- Ch. 9. The Right to Reproduce -- Ch. 10. Group Rights, Loyalty, and Affirmative Action.
Summary "Applying new theories about rights to pressing social issues, A Holistic Approach to Rights suggests major changes are needed in the ways we think about rights and formulating social policy. Part I analyzes rights as networks of warrants - socially recognized sanctions for doing, saying, demanding, believing, feeling, or thinking something as ones due. On this account, rights are more varied and play a more diverse and open-ended role in legal and moral thinking than most theories of rights allow. A new theory of natural rights treats them as claims that every person has upon the state, as a condition of legitimacy, to make adequate provision for those features of human life that require force against persons to be justified. Moral rights, such as the right to the truth, derive from team loyalty due fellow members of the moral community and can be lost by someone who acts in ways that undermine the moral enterprise. Part II provides detailed analyses of affirmative action, group rights, the rights of future generations, reproductive rights, the use of new reproductive technologies, and speech rights. Specific conclusions include an innovative proposal for regulating violence and pornography in the media."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Human rights.
Civil rights.
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