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A Political Theory of Rights

Attracta Ingram

Published in print November 1994 | ISBN: 9780198279631
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599545 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198279639.001.0001
A Political Theory of Rights

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This book presents a conception of rights as a type of political claim, justified by a Kantian ideal of autonomy. This justification provides a moral basis for rights independent of law and custom, and tied to an image of citizenship which is appropriate to the practice of pluralist liberal democracy. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses the concept of self-ownership and the proprietary conception of rights. Part II explores the concept of self-government and the political conception of rights.

Keywords: moral rights; autonomy; self-ownership; self-government

Book.  244 pages. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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Introduction in A Political Theory of Rights

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What Is Self‐Ownership? in A Political Theory of Rights

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Self‐Ownership and World Ownership in A Political Theory of Rights

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Proprietary Rights and Self‐Command in A Political Theory of Rights

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The Moral Basis of Rights in A Political Theory of Rights

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Principles of Self‐Government in A Political Theory of Rights

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Rights as Political in A Political Theory of Rights

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