Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Legacy of H.L.A. HartLegal, Political, and Moral Philosophy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew H. Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn, and Antony Hatzistavrou

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 10 December 2019

The Basic Liberties

The Basic Liberties

Chapter:
(p.201) 11 The Basic Liberties
Source:
The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart
Author(s):

Philip Pettit (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.003.0011

This chapter contends that the liberties correctly classifiable as basic are susceptible to being equally enjoyed at the same time by everyone (equal co-enjoyment), important in the lives of normal human beings (personal significance), and not legitimately subject to any restrictions beyond those necessary to satisfy the requirement of equal co-enjoyment. It draws upon Hart's critique of John Rawls in order to develop his account of the chief characteristics of the basic liberties.

Keywords:   basic liberties, equality, republicanism, John Rawls

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .