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The Resource Democracy, rights, and freedoms : What are they? What good are they?, Dan Lyons

Democracy, rights, and freedoms : What are they? What good are they?, Dan Lyons

Label
Democracy, rights, and freedoms : What are they? What good are they?
Title
Democracy, rights, and freedoms
Title remainder
What are they? What good are they?
Statement of responsibility
Dan Lyons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Democracy, rights and freedoms - we treat these words as sacred, but our society has changed, and the value of these concepts may be changing as well. This analysis of the logic of actions, freedoms, powers and rights examines the arrival of a new American - the "Kidult." Increasing traits of childishness and heedlessness, accompanied by advanced "technology for dummies," produce half-educated vandals such as Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. Wide freedoms, coupled with technology's "downhill" tendencies, can put society - and democracy - in danger. This conservative (but not right-wing) book suggests that democracy, rights and freedoms are not absolute goods, but should be valued by their likely results in our situation."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-
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Lyons, Dan
Dewey number
303.3/72/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM665
LC item number
.L96 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in theoretical and applied ethics
Series volume
vol. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social ethics
  • Social choice
  • Self-interest
  • Democracy
  • Liberty
  • Common good
  • Liberty
  • United States
Label
Democracy, rights, and freedoms : What are they? What good are they?, Dan Lyons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Democracy: Its Nature and Value
  • Ch. 5.
  • Problems with Education in a Democracy
  • Ch. 6.
  • Liberties and Coercions
  • Ch. 7.
  • Libertarianism and Redistribution
  • Ch. 8.
  • Rights and Optimizing -- What Does it Mean to Have a Right?
  • Introduction: Locating Social Philosophy
  • Ch. 1.
  • Human Motivation: What are People Like
  • Ch. 2.
  • Change, Action and Power in a 'Downhill' World
  • Ch. 3.
  • Authority vs. Autonomy
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
42682817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780820445137
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Democracy, rights, and freedoms : What are they? What good are they?, Dan Lyons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Democracy: Its Nature and Value
  • Ch. 5.
  • Problems with Education in a Democracy
  • Ch. 6.
  • Liberties and Coercions
  • Ch. 7.
  • Libertarianism and Redistribution
  • Ch. 8.
  • Rights and Optimizing -- What Does it Mean to Have a Right?
  • Introduction: Locating Social Philosophy
  • Ch. 1.
  • Human Motivation: What are People Like
  • Ch. 2.
  • Change, Action and Power in a 'Downhill' World
  • Ch. 3.
  • Authority vs. Autonomy
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
42682817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780820445137
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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