The Proliferation of Rights: Moral Progress or Empty Rhetoric?

Westview Press (1999)
Abstract
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.
Keywords Law and ethics  Human rights  Political rights  Law Philosophy
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Call number K258.W448 1999
ISBN(s) 0813328217   0813328209   9780813328218
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