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Category: Philosophy -> Philosophy -> Inventory #24517
Autonomy and Rights : The Moral Foundations of Liberalism
Spector, Horacio
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Publisher: Clarendon Press
Place: Oxford
Year: 1992
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 0198239211
Binding: Cloth
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Moral and political theorists who espouse Egalitarianism and Marxism tend to assume that it is extremely hard, if not impossible, to put forward an original and plausible moral justification of classical liberalism. Professor Spector is concerned to build just such a justification. He reconstructs and then criticizes a familiar approach to the moral foundations of classical liberalism which rests on the maximization of negative freedom, and then frames an alternative theory centered in the deontological protection of positive freedom. In doing so he parts company not only with utilitarianism and contractarianism, but also with the theory of natural rights. Among the topics he discusses are the concepts of negative and positive freedom, the notion of a moral right, the connection between positive freedom and personal autonomy, the axiological uniqueness of each human being, and the agent-relativity of moral reasons. 196pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Small crease to bottom edge of front D/J.
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