Office of Academic Resources
Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn University

Home / Help

AuthorHalper, Thomas. author
TitlePositive Rights in a Republic of Talk [electronic resource] : A Survey and a Critique / by Thomas Halper
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0080-2
Descript XII, 209 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk will appeal to philosophers and social scientists interested in issues of rights and social justice, and to graduate students and journalists seeking a critical survey of the field. Innumerable recent books have addressed the issues of rights and social justice, but none combines the comprehensiveness, disinterestedness, and brevity found in this work. Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk: -is unique in its critical, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may approach; -is untainted with special pleading for specific philosophical schools or social policies; -is distinctive in its range, examining the views of classical as well as contemporary thinkers and trendy as well as more established approaches; -is relentless in its confrontation of the abstract with the concrete; -discusses positive rights in such contexts as health care, education, foreign aid, homelessness, welfare, and disaster relief policies; -is distinctive in its prose, which is vivid, engaging, clear, occasionally funny, and never pompous or engorged with jargon; -can be read and enjoyed by serious non-specialists as well as specialists


CONTENT

1 Rights Talk and Rights -- 2 Broad Positive Rights -- 3 Narrow Positive Rights and Libertarian Alternatives -- 4 The American Political and Constitutional Context -- 5 Some Final Words -- References


Political science Philosophy Political philosophy Law -- Philosophy Law Political Science and International Relations Political Science Philosophy general Political Philosophy Theories of Law Philosophy of Law Legal History



Location



Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Contact Us

Tel. 0-2218-2929,
0-2218-2927 (Library Service)
0-2218-2903 (Administrative Division)
Fax. 0-2215-3617, 0-2218-2907

Social Network

  line

facebook   instragram