The Community of Rights
By (author) Alan Gewirth
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Community of Rights by Alan Gewirth
Book DescriptionIn this sequel to "Reason and Morality" Alan Gewirth extends his fundamental principle of equal and universal human rights, the principle of generic consistency, into the arena of social and political philosophy, exploring its implications for both social and economic rights. He argues that the ethical requirements logically imposed on individual action hold equally for the supportive state as a community of rights, whose chief function is to maintain and promote the universal human rights to freedom and well-being. Such social afflictions as unemployment, homelessness, and poverty are basic violations of these rights, which the supportive state is required to overcome. A critical alternative to both "liberal" and "communitarian" views, this book should command the attention of anyone engaged in the debate over social and economic justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226288819
(228mm x 149mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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