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Autonomy and rights : the moral foundations of liberalism

Author: Horacio Spector
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. Horacio 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horacio Spector
ISBN: 9780199533626 0199533628
OCLC Number: 226389518
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Buenos Aires, 1989.
Description: 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Negative Liberalism --
2. The Instability of Negative Liberalism --
3. Bases for a New Approach --
4. Acts and Omissions --
5. Personal Separateness --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Horacio Spector.

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Horacio Spector provides an original and compelling moral justification of classical liberalism. Among the topics he discusses are the concepts of negative and positive freedom, the notion of a moral  Read more...

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