Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Political Theory of Rights$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Attracta Ingram

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198279631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198279639.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 October 2020

Principles of Self‐Government

Principles of Self‐Government

(p.168) 8 Principles of Self‐Government
A Political Theory of Rights

Attracta Ingram

Oxford University Press

The previous chapter identified various norms of autonomy-regarding conversation, and applied these to criticise the doctrine that proclaims self-ownership as the basis of the state. This chapter aims to replace the unsatisfactory principle of self-ownership with the principle of self-government. It argues that each individual is the morally rightful governor of her own person and powers, and is therefore free to make her own life as long as she does not engaged in acts that hinder others from pursuing their independent lives.

Keywords:   self-ownership, self-government, autonomy

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 .