The Lockean Theory of Rights

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Princeton University Press, Jul 25, 1994 - Philosophy - 387 pages

John Locke's political theory has been the subject of many detailed treatments by philosophers and political scientists. But The Lockean Theory of Rights is the first systematic, full-length study of Locke's theory of rights and of its potential for making genuine contributions to contemporary debates about rights and their place in political philosophy. Given that the rights of persons are the central moral concept at work in Locke's and Lockean political philosophy, such a study is long overdue.

 

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Contents

ONE THE STRUCTURE OF LOCKES MORAL THEORY
14
Two LOCKE AND NATURAL RIGHTS
68
THREE THE RIGHT TO PUNISH
121
FOUR RIGHTS AND THE FAMILY
167
FIVE PROPERTY RIGHTS
222
Six JUSTICE AND CHARITY
307
CONCLUSION
353
INDEX
377
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A. John Simmons is Professor of Philosophy at University of Virginia.

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