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Alan Gewirth extends his fundamental principle of equal and universal human rights, the Principle of Generic Consistency, into the arena of social and political philosophy, exploring its implications for both social and economic rights. He argues that the ethical requirements logically imposed on individual action hold equally for the supportive state as a community of rights, whose chief function is to maintain and promote the universal human rights to freedom and well-being. Such social afflictions as unemployment, ...

The Community of Rights 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226288819

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The Community of Rights 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226288802