1st Edition

The Proliferation Of Rights
Moral Progress Or Empty Rhetoric?

ISBN 9780813328218
Published November 6, 1998 by Routledge
199 Pages

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Book Description

The Proliferation of Rights explores how the assertion of rights has expanded dramatically since World War II. Carl Wellman illuminates for the reader the historical developments in each of the major categories of rights, including human rights, civil rights, women's rights, patient rights, and animal rights. He concludes by assessing where this proliferation has been legitimate and helpful, cases where it has been illusory and unproductive, and alternatives to the appeal to rights.

Table of Contents

Some Critical Questions -- The Development of Human Rights -- New Civil Rights -- Women’s Rights and Feminist Theory -- Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics -- New Medical Rights -- An Appraisal

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