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Title Transformations in medieval and early-modern rights discourse / edited by Virpi Mäkinen and Petter Korkman
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 316 pages)
Series New synthese historical library ; v. 59
New synthese historical library ; v. 59
Contents RIGHTS, DUTIES AND ACTIONS -- Are there any individual rights or only duties? On the limits of obedience in the avoidance of sin according to late Medieval and early modern scholars / Janet Coleman -- Rights and duties in late scholastic discussion on extreme necessity / Virpi Mäkinen -- Right(s) in Ockham: a reasonable vision of politics / Arthur Stephen McGrade -- Politics, right(s) and human freedom in Marsilius of Padua / Annabel Brett -- RIGHTS AND SELF-OWNERSHIP -- Summenhart's theory of rights: a culmination of the late Medieval discourse on individual rights / Jussi Varkemaa -- Moral self-ownership and Ius Possessionis in late scholastics / Rudolf Schüssler -- Dominion of self and natural rights before Locke and after / Brian Tierney -- TOWARDS MODERN RIGHTS THEORIES -- Natural law and practical reasoning in late Medieval scholasticism: shifts toward early modernity / Holly Hamilton-Bleakley -- Liberty and natural rights in Pufendorf's natural law theory / Kari Saastamoinen -- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: human rights in Barbeyrac and Burlamaqui / Petter Korkman -- The Lockean rightholders / S.-J. Savonius
Summary Rights language is a fundamental feature of the modern world. Virtually all significant social and political struggles are waged, and have been waged for over a century now, in terms of rights claims. In some ways, it is precisely the birth of modern rights language that ushers in modernity in terms of moral and political thought, and the struggle for a modern way of life seems for many synonymous with the fight for a universal recognition of equal, individual human rights. Where did modern rights language come from? What kinds of rights discourses is it rooted in? What is the specific nature of modern rights discourse; when and where were medieval and ancient notions of rights transformed into it? Can one in fact find any single such transformation of medieval into modern rights discourse? The present volume brings together some of the most central scholars in the history of medieval and early-modern rights discourse. Through the different angles taken by its authors, the volume brings to light the multifaceted nature of rights languages in the medieval and early modern world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human rights -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mäkinen, Virpi.
Korkman, Petter.
ISBN 1280459034
1402042116 (Cloth)
9781402042119 (Cloth)