Rights and Autonomy

@article{Richards1981RightsAA,
  title={Rights and Autonomy},
  author={D. A. Richards},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1981},
  volume={92},
  pages={3 - 20}
}
H. L. A. Hart has recently taken note of and applauded a discernible paradigm shift in political and legal theory from the "widely accepted old faith that some form of utilitarianism . .. must capture the essence of political morality" to one of "basic human rights . .. , if only we could find some sufficiently firm foundations for such rights."' Hart argues that recent exponents of this paradigm shift, whether associated with libertarian conservatism (Nozick) or the liberal welfare state… Expand
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