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A Philosophical Argument for a Bill of Rights

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This article seeks to show that the rights which protect people's autonomy should be entrenched in the constitution of a democratic state. It is firmly located in egalitarian liberal tradition, as it takes for valid the following claims: (1) people have a fundamental interest in autonomy; (2) people have rights that their interest in autonomy, and the interests to which it gives rise, be protected and promoted; (3) people's respective interests in autonomy must be protected equally. The argum...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0007123400000041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Political Science Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
77-98
Publication date:
2000-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2112
ISSN:
0007-1234
Source identifiers:
191756
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pubs:191756
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uuid:4fb14d09-c726-4958-bb05-48fe5e8a5109
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pubs:191756
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2017-02-18

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