1st Edition

Conflicts Of Rights
Moral Theory And Social Policy Implications

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ISBN 9780813365640
Published January 26, 2001 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines two moral theories of rights justification and applies them to four social issues: redistributive taxation, affirmative action, pornography, and abortion. It assesses the ethical status of several candidate social policies that continue to be debated in the public arenas.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Part One: Moral Theory -- Rights and Social Policy -- The Structure of Rights -- The Interest-Based Theory of Rights -- The Goal-Based Theory of Rights -- Part Two: Social Policy Implications -- Redistributive Taxation -- Affirmative Action -- Pornography -- Abortion -- Concluding Remarks

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