The Concept of Rights

The Concept of Rights

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What is it to have a right? This book defends an alternative to traditional views, the justified-constraint theory of rights. It also solves the puzzle of the relational nature of rights. It gives a systematic account of an important alternative to the best theories of rights in the literature.It distinguishes between Hohfeldian claims, duties, liberties, no-claims, power, liabilities, immunities, and disabilities, which ... aquot;no-claim, aquot; aquot;power, aquot; aquot;liability, aquot; aquot; immunity, aquot; and aquot;disabilityaquot; in the Hohfeldian sense unless explicitly stated otherwise. 5. ... Both Hohfeld and the neo- Hohfeldian analysis seek to improve on actual English usage by stipulating a technical and specific meaning for a set of terms.

Title:The Concept of Rights
Author:George W. Rainbolt
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-03-09


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