Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Are rights less important for republicans than for liberals? Pettit versus Pettit

Abstract : It has become a commonplace in neo-republican thinking to claim that if the notion of rights can be allowed a place in republican political theory, it can never achieve the prominence that liberalism allegedly grants it. Philip Pettit’s book, Republicanism, provides several arguments to buttress this thesis. This article aims at examining these arguments in order to show that once properly stated, they must on the contrary be considered as powerful arguments to the effect that republicans take rights very seriously.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-normandie-univ.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01784030
Contributor : Christopher Hamel <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:13:06 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:44:17 PM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Christopher Hamel. Are rights less important for republicans than for liberals? Pettit versus Pettit. Contemporary Political Theory, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 16 (4), pp.478-500. ⟨10.1057/s41296-016-0071-1⟩. ⟨hal-01784030⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

101