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Philosophical Dimensions of Human Rights

Philosophical Dimensions of Human Rights Author Claudio Corradetti
ISBN-10 9400723768
Release 2011-10-29
Pages 319
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This book presents a unique collection of the most relevant perspectives in contemporary human rights philosophy. Different intellectual traditions are brought together to explore some of the core postmodern issues challenging standard justifications. Widely accessible also to non experts, contributions aim at opening new perspectives on the state of the art of the philosophy of human rights. This makes this book particularly suitable to human rights experts as well as master and doctoral students. Further, while conceived in a uniform and homogeneous way, the book is internally organized around three central themes: an introduction to theories of rights and their relation to values; a set of contributions presenting some of the most influential contemporary strategies; and finally a number of articles evaluating those empirical challenges springing from the implementation of human rights. This specific set-up of the book provides readers with a stimulating presentation of a growing and interconnecting number of problems that post-natural law theories face today. While most of the contributions are new and specifically conceived for the present occasion, the volume includes also some recently published influential essays on rights, democracy and their political implementation.

Ethics of Human Rights

Ethics of Human Rights Author A. Reis Monteiro
ISBN-10 9783319035666
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 540
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This volume focuses on the ethical significance of human rights, aiming at contributing to a universal culture of human rights with deep roots and wide horizons. Its purpose, scope and rationale are reflected in the three-part structure of the manuscript. Part I has a broad introductory historical, theoretical and legal character. Part II submits that an Ethics of Human Rights is best understood as an Ethics of Recognition of human worth, dignity and rights. Moreover, it is argued that human worth consists in the perfectibility of the human species, rooted in its semiotic nature, to be accomplished through the perfecting of human beings, for which the right to education is key. In Part III, the main legal and political outcomes of the Human Rights Revolution are described and answers to the most lasting and common criticisms of human rights are provided. To conclude, the human stature of the Big Five drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is profiled and the priority that should be recognized to human rights education is highlighted. Some appendices supplement the manuscript. While making a case for the high value and liberating power of the idea and ideal of human rights, objections, controversies and uncertainties are not at all overlooked and emerging issues are explored. The diversity of content of this volume meets many needs of the typical syllabus for a human rights course.

Human Rights Moral Or Political

Human Rights  Moral Or Political Author Adam Etinson
ISBN-10 9780198713258
Release 2018-03
Pages 528
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Over the past decade or so, philosophical speculation about human rights has tended to fall into two streams. On the one hand, there are "Orthodox" theorists, who think of human rights as natural rights: moral rights that we have simply in virtue of being human. On the other hand, there are"Political" theorists, who think of human rights as rights that play a distinctive role, or set of roles, in modern international politics: setting universal standards of political legitimacy, serving as norms of international concern, and/or imposing limits on the exercise of national sovereignty.This edited volume explores this disagreement, its underlying sources, and related issues in the philosophy of human rights. Using the Orthodox-Political debate as a springboard for broader reflection, the volume covers a diverse range of questions about: the relevance of the history of human rightsto their philosophical comprehension; how to properly understand the relationship between human rights morality and law; how to balance the normative character of human rights - their description of an ideal world - with the requirement that they be feasible in the here and now; the role of humanrights in a world shaped by politics and power; and how to reconcile the individualistic and communitarian aspects of human rights.All chapters are accompanied by useful and probing commentaries, which help to create dialogues throughout the entire volume.

Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies

Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies Author Seth D. Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781108690591
Release 2018-07-31
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Socio-centric societies have vibrant - albeit different - concepts of human flourishing than is typical in the individualistic West. These concepts influence the promotion of human rights, both in domestic contexts with religious minorities and in international contexts where Western ideals may clash with local norms. Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies uncovers the original intentions of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, finds inspiration from early leaders in the field like Eleanor Roosevelt, and examines the implications of recent advances in cultural psychology for understanding difference. The case studies included illustrate the need to vary the application of human rights in differing cultural environments, and the book suggests a new framework: a flexible universalism that returns to basics - focusing on the great evils of the human condition. This approach will help the human rights movement succeed in a multipolar era.

Human Rights

Human Rights Author Christian Tomuschat
ISBN-10 9780191506697
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 512
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This third edition of Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism presents human rights in action, focusing on their effectiveness as legal tools designed to benefit human beings. By combining conceptual analysis with an emphasis on procedures and mechanisms of implementation, this volume provides a multidimensional overview of human rights. After examining briefly the history of human rights, the author analyses the intellectual framework that forms the basis of their legitimacy. In particular, he covers the concept of universality and the widely used model that classifies human rights into clusters of different 'generations'. In this edition, the author brings together the fundamental aspects of human rights law, addressing human dignity as the ethical foundation of human rights, the principle of equality and non-discrimination as the essence of any culture of human rights, the protections against racial discrimination and discrimination against women, and assesses the individual as a subject of international law. The volume then moves on to assess the activities of the political institutions of the United Nations, the expert bodies established by the relevant treaties, and the international tribunals specifically entrusted at the regional level with protecting human rights. This edition also includes specific analysis of the actions mandated by the UN Security Council against Libya in 2011. It also includes greater coverage of the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author explains how and why the classical array of politically inspired informal devices has been enriched by the addition of international criminal procedures and by endeavours to introduce civil suits against alleged individual violators of human rights. Finally, the volume is rounded off by a consideration of the importance of humanitarian law as an instrument for the protection of human life and dignity and an exploration of the future of human rights.

Philosophies of Nature The Human Dimension

Philosophies of Nature  The Human Dimension Author Robert S. Cohen
ISBN-10 9789401726146
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 334
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Philosophies of Nature The Human Dimension has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Philosophies of Nature The Human Dimension also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Philosophies of Nature The Human Dimension book for free.

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of Law Author Larry May
ISBN-10 9781405183888
Release 2009-05-18
Pages 625
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Philosophy of Law provides a rich overview of the diverse theoretical justifications for our legal rules, systems, and practices. Utilizes the work of both classical and contemporary philosophers to illuminate the relationship between law and morality Introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of International Law and its increasing importance as we face globalization Features concrete examples in the form of cases significant to the evolution of law Contrasts Anglo-American law with foreign institutions and practices such as those in China, Japan, India, Ireland and Canada Incorporates diverse perspectives on the philosophy of law ranging from canonical material to feminist theory, critical theory, postmodernism, and critical race theory

A Theory of Justice

A Theory of Justice Author John RAWLS
ISBN-10 9780674042605
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 623
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice Author Jack Donnelly
ISBN-10 9780801467493
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 336
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In the third edition of his classic work, revised extensively and updated to include recent developments on the international scene, Jack Donnelly explains and defends a richly interdisciplinary account of human rights as universal rights. He shows that any conception of human rights-and the idea of human rights itself-is historically specific and contingent. Since publication of the first edition in 1989, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory, can facilitate action. At the very least it can help to unmask the arguments of dictators and their allies."

Human Rights Human Dignity and Cosmopolitan Ideals

Human Rights  Human Dignity  and Cosmopolitan Ideals Author Matthias Lutz-Bachmann
ISBN-10 9781317119708
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 188
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This book makes a significant contribution to the on-going international dialogue on the meaning of concepts such as human rights, humanity, and cosmopolitanism. The authors propose a new agenda for research into a Critical Theory of Human Rights. Each chapter pursues three goals: to reconstruct modern philosophical theories that have contributed to our views on human rights; to highlight the importance of humanity and human dignity as a complementary dimension to liberal rights; and, finally, to integrate these issues more directly in contemporary discussions about cosmopolitanism. The authors not only present multicultural perspectives on how to rethink political and international theory in terms of the normativity of human rights, but also promote an international dialogue on the prospects for a critical theory of human rights discourses in the 21st century.

Human Right Concept

Human Right Concept Author Lucky Akaruese
ISBN-10 9781465396709
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 268
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Human right concept (including its assumed particulars) was until the immediate post-World War 11 era referred to as natural right; and same derived from natural law (a concept in philosophy discourse). It has in today’s world of politics and positive law, among others, assumed the status of universal core value presumed to bind together all human persons. Despite the unanimity of opinions in terms of the assumed characteristics of the particulars of the universal-human right, divergences bedevil views on the assumed particulars of human right. Such divergences largely emanate from weak knowledge of the historical evolution, including the epistemological and logical foundation of natural (human) right. This book gives an insightful overview of the historical foundation and the epistemology of natural (human) right; including its being a logical derivative/efflux from the humanness of every person which equally remain inherent in all persons. It concludes with the view that all assumed ‘human rights’ enunciated in the different global declarations and conventions constitute ‘category mistake’ by virtue of their phenomenal and social characteristics.

Autonomy and Community

Autonomy and Community Author Jane Kneller
ISBN-10 0791437442
Release 1998-04-23
Pages 334
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Shows how Kant's basic position applies to and clarifies present-day problems of war, race, abortion, capital punishment, labor relations, the environment, and marriage.

Human Rights in Chinese Thought

Human Rights in Chinese Thought Author Stephen C. Angle
ISBN-10 0521007526
Release 2002-06-24
Pages 285
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This book is about the history of Chinese ideas of human rights.

Philosophy of Human Rights

Philosophy of Human Rights Author Patrick Hayden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049716528
Release 2001-02-13
Pages 722
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The Philosophy of Human Rights brings together an extensive collection of classical and contemporary writings on the topic of human rights, including genocide, ethnic cleansing, minority cultures, gay and lesbian rights, and the environment, providing an exceptionally comprehensive introduction. Sources include authors such as Aristotle, Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Hobbes, Locke, rant. Marx, Gandhi. Hart, Feinberg, Nussbaum, the Dalai Lama, Derrida, Lyocard and Rorty. Ideal for courses in human rights, social theory, ethical theory, and political science, each reading; begins with a brief introduction, and is followed with study questions and suggested further readings.

The Changing Face of Religion and Human Rights

The Changing Face of Religion and Human Rights Author Clemens Nathan
ISBN-10 9789047427612
Release 2009-06-02
Pages 248
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Clemens N. Nathan has devoted a lifetime to the pursuit of Human Rights – to understanding and reflecting upon the concept of Human Rights; to participating in, and sometimes helping to create, organisations and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of Human Rights; to helping those who have been denied their Human Rights and to encouraging and supporting research into and scholarship on Human Rights. All this has been achieved by a man who has had no formal training in the field, but who has become a recognised expert through his extensive reading, through working with leading exponents, and by drawing upon his lively intellect, his wealth of culture and his knowledge of history, philosophy and religions. This volume, published under the auspices of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, offers insight into the challenging relationship between religion and human rights.

Natural Law and Natural Rights

Natural Law and Natural Rights Author John Finnis
ISBN-10 9780191021541
Release 2011-04-07
Pages 512
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First published in 1980, Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely heralded as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an authoritative restatement of natural law doctrine. It has offered generations of students and other readers a thorough grounding in the central issues of legal, moral, and political philosophy from Finnis's distinctive perspective. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author, in which he responds to thirty years of discussion, criticism and further work in the field to develop and refine the original theory. The book closely integrates the philosophy of law with ethics, social theory and political philosophy. The author develops a sustained and substantive argument; it is not a review of other people's arguments but makes frequent illustrative and critical reference to classical, modern, and contemporary writers in ethics, social and political theory, and jurisprudence. The preliminary First Part reviews a century of analytical jurisprudence to illustrate the dependence of every descriptive social science upon evaluations by the theorist. A fully critical basis for such evaluations is a theory of natural law. Standard contemporary objections to natural law theory are reviewed and shown to rest on serious misunderstandings. The Second Part develops in ten carefully structured chapters an account of: basic human goods and basic requirements of practical reasonableness, community and 'the common good'; justice; the logical structure of rights-talk; the bases of human rights, their specification and their limits; authority, and the formation of authoritative rules by non-authoritative persons and procedures; law, the Rule of Law, and the derivation of laws from the principles of practical reasonableness; the complex relation between legal and moral obligation; and the practical and theoretical problems created by unjust laws. A final Part develops a vigorous argument about the relation between 'natural law', 'natural theology' and 'revelation' - between moral concern and other ultimate questions.

Human Rights 21st Century

Human Rights  21st Century Author Angela Hegarty
ISBN-10 9781843140474
Release 1999-07-02
Pages 492
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This book brings together established and emerging human rights scholars, practitioners and activists to propose a human rights agenda for the 21st century. It fuses solid academic research, specialist knowledge and practical experience of human rights issues and problems to present a coherent and thought provoking exploration of the new and emergent themes in this exciting area. It will be of particular interest to human rights specialists, in the academic, voluntary and public sectors and will be of particular use to those teaching graduate and undergraduate programmes in human rights. Forewor.