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A Political Theory of Rights

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Rights are basic building blocks of the contemporary state and yet their rigorous justification is notoriously difficult. This book provides a thorough analysis of this central topic in modern political discourse. The book challenges the orthodox view that rights are a type of property claim in one's body. Drawing on the tradition of the social contract as well as the wealth of recent work in political theory the book argues for a different conception of rights. Rights are conceived as a certain type of political claim, justified by a Kantian ideal of autonomy. Moreover, that justification provides a moral basis for rights that, while independent of law and custom, is also tied to an image of citizenship particularly suited to the pluralistic nature of contemporary liberal society.

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Author(s):
Ingram, Attracta
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198279639
ISBN-13:
9780198279631
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Clarendon Press

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Rights are basic building blocks of the contemporary state and yet their rigorous justification is notoriously difficult. This book provides a thorough analysis of this central topic in modern political discourse. The book challenges the orthodox view that rights are a type of property claim in one's body. Drawing on the tradition of the social contract as well as the wealth of recent work in political theory the book argues for a different conception of rights. Rights are conceived as a certain type of political claim, justified by a Kantian ideal of autonomy. Moreover, that justification provides a moral basis for rights that, while independent of law and custom, is also tied to an image of citizenship particularly suited to the pluralistic nature of contemporary liberal society.

Author(s):
Ingram, Attracta
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198279639
ISBN-13:
9780198279631
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Clarendon Press

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