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- DescriptionMoral and political theorists who espouse egalitarianism and Marxism tend to assume that it is extremely hard, if t 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 of negative freedom, and then frames an alternative theory centered in the obligation to protect positive freedom. In so doing, he parts company t 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 tion of a moral right, the connection between positive freedom and personal automy, the axiological uniqueness of each human being, and the agent-relativity of moral reasons.
- Author(s)Professor Horacio Spector
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication10/01/2008
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, figures
- Weight274 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
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