Individuals matter

“Strong theories of rights say that individuals matter, not just as instruments to be used for a larger social purpose or for the sake of maximizing utility. Individuals are separate beings with separate lives worthy of respect, and it’s a mistake – according to strong theories of rights – to think about justice or law by just adding up preferences and values.”

Michael Sandel, in the Harvard course ‘Justice’

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