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Conflicts Of Rights

Moral Theory And Social Policy Implications, 1st Edition

By John Rowan


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The language of rights is utilized frequently in debates over contemporary social issues?a fetus's ?right to life? versus a woman's ?right to choose,? for example. Because these debates pertain to what our social policies should be, it is clear that the rights in question are moral rights, and that existing legal rights ought to be changed or maint

Table of Contents

Preface -- Part One: Moral Theory -- 1 Rights and Social Policy -- 2 The Structure of Rights -- 3 The Interest-Based Theory of Rights -- 4 The Goal-Based Theory of Rights -- Part Two: Social Policy Implications -- 5 Redistributive Taxation -- 6 Affirmative Action -- 7 Pornography -- 8 Abortion -- 9 Concluding Remarks

About the Author

John Rowan is assistant professor of philosophy at Purdue University Calumet. His research focuses on ethical theory, applied ethics, and professional ethics

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