Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities

The Moral Bonds of Community, Revised Edition

Arthur Dyck's Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities offers a wise and compelling interpretation of the nature, role, and limits of modern human rights discourse. Linking rights talk with the rhetoric of responsibility, Dyck contends that the abstract rationalism and individualism of our regnant liberal theory belie the very moral bonds that sustain such discourse. Les mer
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Arthur Dyck's Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities offers a wise and compelling interpretation of the nature, role, and limits of modern human rights discourse. Linking rights talk with the rhetoric of responsibility, Dyck contends that the abstract rationalism and individualism of our regnant liberal theory belie the very moral bonds that sustain such discourse. One of the book's many virtues is its attention to the vexed issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, and universal access to health care. His analysis is erudite, yet lucid; a rich and original contribution that should enjoy a wide and appreciative audience. -- William O'Neill, SJ, associate professor of social ethics, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/Graduate Theological Union Arthur Dyck astutely describes the eroding protection offered today by formulations of human rights-in fact, by morality itself. His reconceptualization of human rights through an investigation of the requisites of community is brilliant! -- John F. Kilner, president, The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Dyck takes seriously the attacks on human rights theory from feminists, communitarians, Marxists, and other critics of modernity. He sorts their arguments to show where they have exposed flaws in widely held views, and where these criticisms falter also. Then he offers a view of human rights as the moral requisites for a bonded mutuality, and defends it with a fresh 'natural theology.' This may well be his masterwork. It clearly deserves wide attention. -- Max L. Stackhouse, Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life, Princeton Theological Seminary This is an eminently readable work that is thorough and undeniably profound and original. Dyck unearths kernels of simple, brilliant truths out of this vast and often inaccessible area. Readers will rediscover human rights through Dyck's mastery of this subject. -- The Honourable Michael J. Bryant, Attorney General, Minister Responsible for Native Affairs, and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal, Ontario, Canada

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Introduction Part I: Conception of Rights ReexaminedHistorical and Contemporary Views that Undermine Communal Bonds 1. RightsA Historic Break with the Past2. From Natural Rights to Calculated Rights 3. Natural RightsAutonomy vs. Interdependence Part II: Rights ReconceptualizedGrounding Rights in Responsibilities, Community, and Moral Knowledge 4. Moral Bonds as Requisites of Community 5. Rights ReconceptualizedJustice, Nurture, and Divorce in Western Law6. Requisites of Morality, Freedom,adn Community7. Moral Knowledge Experiential Bases of Responsibilites and Rights 8. Moral Knowledge Loving Impartiality9. Moral Knowledge Ideal Companionship Part III: Reconceptualized RightsHomicide Law and Health Care 10. The Moral Bases of Homicide LawThe Case against Assisted Suicide 11. Justice and NurtureRescue and Health Care as Rights and Responsibilities EpilogueBibliographyIndex

Om forfatteren

Arthur J. Dyck is Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics in the School of Public Health, and a member of the Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University.