The Moral Basis of Rights

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print November 1994 | ISBN: 9780198279631
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599545 | DOI:
 The Moral Basis of Rights

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This chapter advocates a Kantian conception of autonomy that emphasises the connection with self-imposed moral law. Autonomy is viewed as a complex ideal of positive freedom with personal and political aspects. The complexity suggests an interplay of personal and political aspects which operates to preclude their separate development in ways that undermine political allegiance or personal choice.

Keywords: moral rights; autonomy; freedom; Kant

Chapter.  9353 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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