Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture

Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk

A Survey and a Critique

Authors: Halper, Thomas

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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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk
Book Subtitle
A Survey and a Critique
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0080-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0080-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1783-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4002-0
Series ISSN
0928-9518
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 209
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