1985 First Edition 8vo pp. ix, + 245p. Very good dark green cloth. Owners name on front endpaper. The spine and back of the dustwrapper is is slightly faded otherwise very good.
Nothing looms larger in moral and political philosophy than the clash between utilitarianism and the theory of rights. At issue is a fundamental question about the theoretical underpinnings of these areas. Is that structure to be utility-based and so grounded in the general welfare? Or is it to be based on individual moral and political rights, as the critics of utilitarianism increasingly insist?