Political Philosophy 3

From the Rights of Man to the Republican Idea

Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut

Political Philosophy 3
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Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut

Translated by Franklin Philip
156 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1992
Cloth $43.00 ISBN: 9780226244730 Published September 1992
What is the common element linking the right to health care and the right of free speech, the right to leisure and the right of free association, the right to work and the right to be protected? Debates on the rights of man abound in the media today, but all too often they remain confused and fail to recognize the fundamental political conceptions on which they hinge.

Several French theorists have recently attempted a new account of rights, one that would replace the discredited Marxist view of rights as mere formalities concealing the realities of class domination. In this final volume of Political Philosophy, Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut summarize these efforts and put forward their own set of arguments.
Introduction: Democracy and Human Rights
Part One - Philosophy of Human Rights
1. Ancient Natural Right versus Human Rights
2. Modernity and Human Rights
Part Two - Human Rights and Three Political Theories: Anarchism, Socialism, and Liberalism
3. The Division of Society and the State as a Problem: Anarchist and Marxist Criticisms of Human Rights
4. The Division of Society and the State as a Value: Liberalism and Human Rights
5. From Human Rights to the Republican Idea
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