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Withdrawal of Rights Rights from a Different Perspective

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ISBN-10: 1402008864

ISBN-13: 9781402008863

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ovadia Ezra

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Description:

Like most discussions within the tradition of rights-talk, this study is motivated by the desire to promote the idea that rights are moral assets that people should acquire in the course of their membership within social and political frameworks. However, while most participants in rights-talk concentrate on the safety and protection constraints required for a successful exercising of rights, the present study inquires into the circumstances under which people's rights lose their validity. The author believes that if we want to prevent the erosion of the role of rights within society and to encourage their obligatory status, we should prevent their misuse, or their unjustified or excessive…    
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Book details

List price: $179.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Concept of Rights
Some agreements about rights
The moral status of rights
The meaning of having rights
Conditions of absence of rights
Summary
The Identity of Right-Holders
Some acknowledged characteristics of right-holders
A few remarks on the concepts of possible right-holders
Alan Gewirth's theory of rights
The priority of a system of rules
Melden's theory of rights
The integrated conception of a moral agent
Summary
The Withdrawal of Rights
Some related positions regarding the withdrawal of rights
Towards anew conception of the withdrawal of rights
Who has the authority to withdraw rights?
The justifying ground for the withdrawal of rights
Some clarifying remarks
Summary
Punishment
General introduction and preliminary remarks
The forward-looking approach to punishment
The backward-looking approach to punishment
An integrated justification for punishment
The "fair-play retributivist" or "rights-retibutivist" approach toward punishment
Capital punishment
Summary
Appendix: Non-legal withdrawal of rights
Rights of Partial Members of the Moral Community
Children's rights
Fetuses' rights: the morality of abortion
Abortion as a conflict between rights
Does abortion stike at the sanctity or value of life?
Rights of mentally retarded persons
Summary
Conclusions
References
Index
Notes