First published in 2002. This is Volume XI of twelve in the Library of Philosophy series on Ethics. This study is the author's criticism of some political and ethical conceptions outlined on Natural Rights and was written in 1894.
Part I The Theory of Natural Rights; Chapter 1 The Principles of ’89; Chapter 2 On the History of the Idea of “Nature” in Law and Politics 1 It is a pity that the English language does not allow one any short equivalent for the convenient German phrase “ Zur Geschichte, etc.” “Contributions to,” is cumbrous.; Chapter 3 Rousseau and Rousseauism; Chapter 4 De Divisione Naturæ; Chapter 5 What Determines Rights?; Part II Particular Natural Rights; Chapter 6 The Right of Life; Chapter 7 The Rights of Liberty: Liberty of Thought; Chapter 8 Toleration; Chapter 9 The Rights of Public Meeting and Association; Chapter 10 Freedom of Contract; National Freedom, Etc; Chapter 11 Resistance to Oppression; Chapter 12 Equality 1 A short article of mine on this subject appeared in the Contemporary Review for October, 1892. The present chapter, though written from quite the same point of view, is an independent treatment of the question.; Chapter 13 The Right of Property; Chapter 14 The Right of Pursuing and Obtaining Happiness;
David G Ritchie Sometime Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of St. Andrews and sometime Fellow and Tutor of Jesus College Oxford.