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Moral Rights and Political Freedom

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Summary

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  • Full Title: Moral Rights and Political Freedom
  • Author(s): Tara Smith
  • Year Published: 1997
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publication Type: Academic
  • ISBN-10: 0-8476-8026-6 (hardcover), 0-8476-8027-4 (paperback)
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  • Description: In her introduction, Smith describes her book as follows: "Broadly, the presentation of my case consists of clarification of what rights are, clarification of what political freedom is, and a demonstration of why individuals are entitled to freedom."

Contents

Part I -- Rights

  1. What Rights Are>
  2. The Justification of Rights
  3. The Egoism of Rights
  4. The Failures of Deontology and Consequentialism
  5. Teleological Rights: Purpose Through Principle

Part II -- Freedom

  1. Freedom
  2. Freedom's Nemesis: Physical Force
  3. "Positive" Freedom
  4. The Rights We Hold

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