Research and Markets: 2012 Book 'Rights: Concepts and Contexts' Touches On the Major Conceptual and Practical Questions of This Important Field

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Rights: Concepts and Contexts" book to their offering.

Rights: Concepts and Contexts contains the central works of recent scholarship on the nature of rights, with contributions by some of the most prominent contemporary theorists in moral, legal, and political philosophy, including Joseph Raz, Robert Alexy, Jeremy Waldron, Morton Horwitz, Stephen Darwall, Margaret Gilbert, David Lyons, and Aharon Barak.

With approaches ranging from the political to the historical, and from the analytical to the critical, this collection touches on the major conceptual and practical questions of this important field:

what is the nature and grounding of human rights?

How should conflicts of rights best be analyzed?

Are rights best understood in terms of choice, benefits, or some hybrid of the two?

What are the connections between rights and duties, and between rights and justice?

The collection also offers useful introductions to emerging issues in rights theory such as the purported bipolarity of rights.

Key Topics Covered:


Part I Rights in Context: Natural law and natural rights, Morton J. Horowitz

Part II Concepts of Rights: Are there still any natural rights?, Hillel Steiner

Part III Bipolarity of Rights: Bipolar obligation, Stephen Darwall

Part IV Rights and Reasons: What demands are rights?

An investigation into the relations between rights and reasons, Alon Harel

Part V Conflicts of Rights: On conflicts between rights, Christopher H. Wellman

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