Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights (Paperback)
  • Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights (Paperback)
zoom

Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights (Paperback)

(author)
£23.99
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 13/12/2005
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

Where do our rights come from? Does "natural law" really exist outside of what is written in constitutions and legal statutes? If so, why are rights not the same everywhere and in all eras? On the other hand, if rights are nothing more than the product of human law, why should we ever allow them to override the popular will? In Rights from Wrongs , renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz puts forward a wholly new and compelling answer to this age-old dilemma: Rights, he argues, do not come from God, nature, logic, or law alone. They arise out of particular human experiences with injustice. Rights from Wrongs is the first book to propose a theory of rights that emerges not from a theory of perfect justice but from its opposite: from the bottom up, from trial and error, and from our collective experience of injustice. Human rights come from human wrongs. "[Dershowitz's] underlying theory is one that can be neutrally applied by people residing at all positions within the political spectrum.... Perhaps if his views were understood by more people, there would be both a toning down of the political rhetoric." - Tampa Tribune

Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465017140
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 203 x 137 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

The New Cold War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Added to basket
The Zhivago Affair
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Stars for Freedom
Added to basket
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Bang-Bang Club
Added to basket
By Any Means Necessary
Added to basket
£14.00
Paperback
Comradely Greetings
Added to basket
£5.99   £2.00
Paperback
Darcus Howe
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Understanding Power
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Martin Luther King
Added to basket
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
No Easy Walk to Freedom
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.