The Right to Be Loved

2016.02.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews S. Matthew Liao, The Right to Be Loved, Oxford University Press, 2015, 258pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190234836. Reviewed by
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2016.02.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews S. Matthew Liao, The Right to Be Loved, Oxford University Press, 2015, 258pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190234836. Reviewed by George Rainbolt, Georgia State University In this admirable book, S. Matthew Liao argues that children have a human right to be loved. With satisfyingly clear prose, he considers the main obstacles in the path to this conclusion and lays out an interesting and credible case. Although his book did not convince me that children have a right to be loved, it is a worthy contribution to a vital debate. (I also compliment Oxford University Press on their pricing; the hardback is extremely reasonable and the Kindle edition costs only $30.99.) The first chapter lays out a new account of why humans have rights. Liao argues that humans have rights because they have the genetic basis for moral agency. Chapter Two develops a new account of human rights. Liao argues that... Read More

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