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Rethinking rights : historical, political, and philosophical perspectives / edited by Bruce P. Frohnen and Kenneth L. Grasso
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2009
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Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JC571 .R478 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Human rights -- History
Human rights
Civil rights -- History
Civil rights
Physical Description ix, 271 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: Rights in a multicultural age / Bruce P. Frohnen and Kenneth L. Grasso -- Historical roots of modern rights: before Locke and after / Brian Tierney -- Natural rights and social contract in Burke and Bellarmine / Gary D. Glenn -- Natural law, natural rights, and the Declaration of Independence / George W. Carey -- Individual and group rights: self-government and claims of right in historical practice / Bruce P. Frohnen -- The ontology of rights / Kenneth L. Schmitz -- The historical and communal roots of legal rights and the erosion of the state / Paul Gottfried -- Reintegrating rights: Catholicism, social ontology, and contemporary rights discourse / Kenneth L. Grasso -- Toward a social pluralist theory of institutional rights / Jonathan Chaplin -- Epilogue: Toward an integrative vision / Bruce P. Frohnen
Summary "Essays retrace the historical development of rights in the West, assessing the influence of Locke, Burke, and the authors of the Declaration of Independence to clarify the experience of rights within the Western tradition, showing that rights need to be rethought so that they may again truly serve the human good"--Provided by publisher
Series Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy
Alternate Author Frohnen, Bruce
Grasso, Kenneth L

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