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'Rights' in Aristotle's Politics and Nicomachean Ethics?

Brown, Vivienne (2001). 'Rights' in Aristotle's Politics and Nicomachean Ethics? Review of Metaphysics, 55(2) pp. 269–295.

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Recent debates have examined again whether the concept of individual natural "fights" is significant for Aristotle's political philosophy and ethics. Fred D. Miller's Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics is the most sustained recent attempt to argue that Aristotle's Politics is centrally concerned with the issue of individual fights based on nature and that no anachronism is involved in arguing this. (1) Aristotle's Politics, it is argued, should thus be seen as the precursor of later theories of individual rights, although it would be a mistake to infer ...

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0034-6632
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Economics
Social Sciences
Item ID: 4975
Depositing User: Vivienne Brown
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:11
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