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The Resource Rights and demands : a foundational inquiry, Margaret Gilbert

Rights and demands : a foundational inquiry, Margaret Gilbert

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Rights and demands : a foundational inquiry
Title
Rights and demands
Title remainder
a foundational inquiry
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Gilbert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rights are often invoked in contemporary moral and political debates, yet the nature of rights is contested. Rights and Demands provides the first full-length treatment of a central class of rights: demand-rights. To have such a right is to have the standing or authority to demand a particular action of another person. How are such rights possible? Everyday agreements are generally acknowledged to be sources of demand-rights, but what is it about an agreement that accounts for this? The central thesis of this book is that joint commitment is a ground of demand-rights, and that it may be the only ground. In developing this thesis Margaret Gilbert argues in detail for joint commitment accounts of both agreements and promises. The final chapter explains the relevance of its argument to our understanding of human rights. Engaging where appropriate with contemporary rights theory, Gilbert provides an accessible route into this area for those previously unfamiliar with it. --
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1942-
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Gilbert, Margaret
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
Label
Rights and demands : a foundational inquiry, Margaret Gilbert
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1038225079
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 369 pages
Isbn
9780198813767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038225079
Label
Rights and demands : a foundational inquiry, Margaret Gilbert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1038225079
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 369 pages
Isbn
9780198813767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038225079

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