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Author Singer, Beth J., 1927-

Title Pragmatism, rights, and democracy / Beth J. Singer.

Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages).
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Series American philosophy series, 1073-2764 ; no. 11
American philosophy series ; no. 11. 1073-2764
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-195) and index.
Contents Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Theory of Rights -- Four Principles of Traditional Theories of Rights -- An Alternative to the Dominant Tradition -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, and Thomas Hill Green on Natural Rights -- Democracy and Multiculturalism -- The Democratic Solution to Ethnic Pluralism -- Difference, Otherness, and the Creation of Community -- Multiculturalism, Identity, and Minority Rights: Will Kymlicka and the Concept of Special Rights -- Deep Diversity: Charles Taylor and the Politics of Federalism -- Democratic Praxis -- Pragmatism, Rights, and Democracy -- Reconciling Liberalism and Communitarianism -- Postscript: But I have a Right!
Summary "This volume of essays is based on Singer's earlier works on the theory of human rights, notably her 1993 book, Operative Rights. It contains several chapters in which she criticizes conventional theories, traditional as well as contemporary, and provides further clarification of her own view. In addition, the book includes applications of Singer's theory to a wide range of topics and issues, including multiculturalism, minority rights, conflict resolution, liberalism, communitarianism, and democracy. Among the philosophers whose work is treated at length are Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hill Green, John Stuart Mill, John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, Charles Taylor, Alan Gewirth, and Will Kymlicka. As the title of the book (and the title essay) suggests, in her view of the democratic process, Singer is most influenced by Dewey and Mead."--Jacket.
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Subject Human rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Communities. (OCoLC)fst01430092
Human rights. (OCoLC)fst00963285
Individualism. (OCoLC)fst00970328
Pragmatism. (OCoLC)fst01074582
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Pragmatism
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Singer, Beth J., 1927- Pragmatism, rights, and democracy. New York : Fordham University Press, 1999 0823218678 (DLC) 98023028 (OCoLC)39060702
ISBN 0585148422 (electronic bk.)
9780585148427 (electronic bk.)
9780823285273 (electronic bk.)
0823285278 (electronic bk.)
0823218678 (hardcover)
0823218686 (pbk.)
9780823218677 (hardcover)
9780823218684 (pbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 11769056
NZ1 14537776
AU@ 000065479616

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