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The Withdrawal of Rights

Rights from a Different Perspective


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 314)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ovadia Ezra
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ovadia Ezra
    Pages 17-68
  4. Ovadia Ezra
    Pages 69-122
  5. Ovadia Ezra
    Pages 123-178
  6. Ovadia Ezra
    Pages 233-238
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-284

About this book


Like most discussions within the tradition of rights-talk, this study is motivated by the desire to promote the idea that rights are moral assets that people should acquire in the course of their membership within social and political frameworks. However, while most participants in rights-talk concentrate on the safety and protection constraints required for a successful exercising of rights, the present study inquires into the circumstances under which people's rights lose their validity. The author believes that if we want to prevent the erosion of the role of rights within society and to encourage their obligatory status, we should prevent their misuse, or their unjustified or excessive use. Those who have interests in rights, and are concerned about their withdrawal or denial, will find a unique and inventive way of dealing both with the use, as well as the abuse of rights.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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