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Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

John Finnis


This volume collects twenty-two published and unpublished chapters on a variety of topics related directly to human rights, justice, and the common good. The first nine date from 1970 through to 2007. They begin with a study — in dialectic with Dworkin's earlier lecture on the same themes — of the bearing of contemporary legal and political theory on the incorporation of a declaration of rights and freedoms in British law. There follow chapters on place of rights, and of duties to oneself, in Kant's moral and legal theory and some contemporary interpreters of Kant; on the application classical ... More

Keywords: Rawls, Dworkin, Kant, Nietzsche, justice, rights, common good, civic virtue, limited government, retribution

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580071
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.001.0001


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John Finnis, author
Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus at Oxford University and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame
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