Rights, Justice, and the Bounds of Liberty

Essays in Social Philosophy

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400853974

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This volume of essays by one of America's preeminent philosophers in the area of jurisprudence and moral philosophy gathers together fourteen papers that had been published in widely scattered and not readily accessible sources. All of the essays deal with the political ideals of liberty and justice or with hard cases for the application of the concept of a right. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Positive Freedom and the Law

Dignity, Respect, and Expression

Author: Kim Treiger-Bar-Am

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000008029

Category: Law

Page: 227

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This book explains why we should stop thinking of freedom as limited to a right to be left alone. It explores how Kantian philosophy and Jewish thought instead give rise to a concept of positive freedom. At heart, freedom is inextricably linked to the obligation to respect the autonomy and dignity of others. Freedom thus requires relationships with others and provides an important source of meaning in liberal democratic societies. While individualism is said to foster detachment, positive freedom fosters relations. Moving from moral theory to law, duties are seen as intrinsic to rights. The book considers test cases involving the law of expression, regarding authorial rights and women's prayer at Jerusalem's holy site of the Western Wall. Affirmative duties of respect are essential. Rights held by copyright owners require that all authors – including so-called users – are shown respect. Moreover, rights held by the authorities at the Western Wall require that all worshippers – including those whose interpretation of Jewish law differs from that adopted by the authorities – are respected.
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Rights, Race, and Recognition

Author: Derrick Darby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521515408

Category: Law

Page: 194

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What is the source of rights? Rights have been grounded in divine agency, human nature, and morally justified claims, and have been used to assess the moral status of legal and customary social practices. The orthodoxy is that some of our rights are a species of unrecognized or natural rights. For example, black slaves in antebellum America were said to have such rights, and this was taken to provide a basis for establishing the immorality of slavery. Derrick Darby exposes the main shortcomings of the orthodox conception of the source of rights and proposes a radical alternative. He draws on the legacy of race and racism in the USA to argue that all rights are products of social recognition. This bold, lucid and meticulously argued book will inspire readers to rethink the central role assigned to rights in moral, political, and legal theory as well as in everyday evaluative discourse.
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Philosophy and Ethics

New Research

Author: Laura V. Siegal

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600210907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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In a world of seemingly never-ending technological advances, questions of ethics take on even more significance than in the past. Conflicts of interest abound and pressure mounts at every turn for more profits, higher incomes, power and instant gratification leads to the temptation to ignore questions of ethics. This book presents new and interesting research on ethical issues in the modern day.
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Liberty

Author: Benjamin Ricketson Tucker

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Anarchism and anarchists

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