Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk

A Survey and a Critique

  • ThomasĀ Halper

Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas Halper
    Pages 1-20
  3. Thomas Halper
    Pages 21-90
  4. Thomas Halper
    Pages 169-174
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-209

About this book


Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk will appeal to philosophers and social scientists interested in issues of rights and social justice, and to graduate students and journalists seeking a critical survey of the field.
Innumerable recent books have addressed the issues of rights and social justice, but none combines the comprehensiveness, disinterestedness, and brevity found in this work.
Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk:
-is unique in its critical, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may approach;
-is untainted with special pleading for specific philosophical schools or social policies;
-is distinctive in its range, examining the views of classical as well as contemporary thinkers and trendy as well as more established approaches;
-is relentless in its confrontation of the abstract with the concrete;
-discusses positive rights in such contexts as health care, education, foreign aid, homelessness, welfare, and disaster relief policies;
-is distinctive in its prose, which is vivid, engaging, clear, occasionally funny, and never pompous or engorged with jargon;
-can be read and enjoyed by serious non-specialists as well as specialists.


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Authors and affiliations

  • ThomasĀ Halper
    • 1
  1. 1.Baruch College and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4002-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0080-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-9518
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