The Proliferation of Rights
Moral Progress or Empty Rhetoric?
By (author) Carl Wellman
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Proliferation of Rights by Carl Wellman
Book DescriptionThe Proliferation of Rights explores how the assertion of rights has expanded dramatically since World War II. Carl Wellman illuminates for the reader the historical developments in each of the major categories of rights, including human rights, civil rights, women's rights, patient rights, and animal rights. He concludes by assessing where this proliferation has been legitimate and helpful, cases where it has been illusory and unproductive, and alternatives to the appeal to rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813328218
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carl Wellman
Moral Dimensions of Human Rights, Hardback (April 2011)
In The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights, Carl Wellman takes a broad approach to human rights by discussing all three types - moral, international, and national -at length. At the same time, Wellman pays special attention to the moral reasons that are relevant to each kind of human rights.
Human Rights and Universal Duties, Hardback (August 2002)
This collection of facsimile articles reprints essays of ethical philosophy that debate the nature of entitled rights and imposed obligations, issues that form the basis of the modern concept of civil society.
Real Rights, Hardback (May 1995)» View all books by Carl Wellman
Providing a fresh theory of grounds for legal and moral rights, this treatise argues that only agents can be right-holders, that children and the mentally incapacitated have only limited rights, and that foetuses, the dead, and groups can have none.
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Author Biography - Carl Wellman
Carl Wellman is Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University of St. Louis. He teaches and does research in ethics and philosophy of law. His current philosophical investigations are in general theory of rights, both legal and moral. Previous books include The Language of Ethics, Challenge and Response, Welfare Rights, A Theory of Rights, and An Approach to Rights.
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