New Essays on the Nature of Rights

Edited by: Mark McBride

This important collection proceeds much beyond the famous 1998 A Debate About Rights which sets the stage for the debates concerning rights since then. It explores three aspects of rights. First it re-examines the Hohfeldian classification and highlights its importance and relevance. Second it investigates and develops the debates between the interest and the will theory. It includes essays by the main established proponents of these two positions as well as essays by newcomers to this field. The different essays in this part address each other in ways which sharpen and clarify the disagreements and provide new original arguments for the contending views. Last, it provides a new perspective on the debates concerning conflicts of rights and the ways to overcome them. This collection will no doubt dominate the future conceptual discussions concerning the nature of rights and their role in political theory.--Prof. Alon Harel, the Hebrew U. of Jerusalem [Subject: Legal Philosophy, Politics]


Publication Date: 8/24/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781509910144