Yeager Hudson & Creighton Peden
In view of the occasion, I begin by noting difficulties that legal theorists have reconciling constitutional rights with democracy. I then contrast those difficulties with the problem of reconciling moral rights with utilitarianism. After reviewing the arguments, which seem inconclusive, I advance the tentative suggestion that we have more reason for confidence in rights than in thinking that a utilitarian theory can accommodate them.
David B. Lyons,
The Bill of RIghts: Bicentennial Reflections
(Yeager Hudson & Creighton Peden ed.,
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