A Debate over Rights

Mind 109 (436):954-956 (2000)
Hillel Steiner
University of Manchester
Matthew Henry Kramer
Cambridge University
The authors of this book engage in essay form in a lively debate over the fundamental characteristics of legal and moral rights. They examine whether rights fundamentally protect individuals' interests or whether they instead fundamentally enable individuals to make choices. In the course of this debate the authors address many questions through which they clarify, though not finally resolve, a number of controversial present-day political debates, including those over abortion, euthanasia, and animal rights
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