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Contents Foreword xi Acknowledgements xiii Introduction 1 Part I: The Justification of the Theory 1 Gewirth's Argument for the Principle of Generic Consistency 11 2 Objections to Gewirth's Argument 37 3 Positive Rights and Community 137 Part II: Agents and Persons: The Dignity-Conferring Value of Rights 4 A Reconstruction of Gewirth's Argument for the PGC Around the Concept of Self-Respect 159 Part III: The Unity of the Right and the Good: Rights, Virtues, and Sentiments 5 The Unity of the Right and the Good 217 6 Conflicts of Duties: Special Obligations 283 Part IV: The Resolution of the Conflict Between Self-Interest and Morality 7 Justification, Motivation, and Compliance 305 8 The Conflict Between Self-Interest and Morality 349 Part V: The Practical Application of the Theory: A Neo-Stoic Perspective 9 The Ethical Foundations of Professional Practice: The Application of the PGC in Professional Ethics 371 10 The Neo-Stoicism of Gewirth's Rationalist Ethics 393 Bibliography 443 Index 451
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Gewirth, Alan. Reason and morality.