The Language and Uses of Rights: A Biopsy of American Jurisprudence in the Twentieth Century by Samuel J.m. DonnellyThe Language and Uses of Rights: A Biopsy of American Jurisprudence in the Twentieth Century by Samuel J.m. Donnelly

The Language and Uses of Rights: A Biopsy of American Jurisprudence in the Twentieth Century

bySamuel J.m. Donnelly

Paperback | December 21, 1993

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This book is a contribution to current discussions in Jurisprudence or Philosophy of Law. The meaning and role of rights in society, legal discourse and judicial decision making is a topic that is the subject of much contemporary controversy. The author examines the various forms of rights discourse as language usages. The Language and Uses of Rights offers a vision of law as an activity engaged in by a variety of players, including judges, advocates for plaintiff and defendant, law reformers, and scholars. Contents: Preface; CHAPTER I: PURPOSES AND BASIC INSIGHTS; CHAPTER II: THE GRAND CONVERSATION OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; Introduction; Hart and the Realists: Rights as Remedies v. Rights as Conclusions in a System of Rules; Rights as Trumps; Rights as Reasons; Rights as Goals; Rights as Claims; Rights as Criticism; Rights as Resources; Crits (Rights as Ideology?); Rights as Rhetoric; CHAPTER III. HORIZONS, POINT OF VIEW AND A NEW MODEL FOR RIGHTS DISCOURSE; Introduction; Horizons; Point of View Analysis Presented; A Model for Understanding Rights Discourse; The Model AppliedóIllustrations; CHAPTER IV: A HIGHER INTERPRETATION: Introduction; Conversation, Its Possibility; Why Converse?; Rights, Obligations and Deep CommitmentsóA Hard Reference Point for Understanding Rights; Overview and Conclusion; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.
Samuel J.M. Donnelly is Professor of Law at the Syracuse University College of Law.
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Title:The Language and Uses of Rights: A Biopsy of American Jurisprudence in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 8.46 × 5.38 × 0.4 inPublished:December 21, 1993Publisher:UPA

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ISBN - 10:0819194050

ISBN - 13:9780819194053

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