The Philosophy of Human Rights
by Gerhard Ernst, Jan-Christoph Heilinger
Publisher: De Gruyter Open 2011
Number of pages: 256
The present collection takes up the tension between the wide political use of human rights claims and the intellectual skepticism about them. In particular two major issues are identified that call for conceptual clarification in order to better understand human rights claims both in theory and in practice: the question of how to justify human rights and the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.
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by M. Anne Brown - Manchester University Press
This book argues for greater openness in the ways we approach human rights and international rights promotion, and brings some new understanding to old debates. It casts human rights as a language for probing the political dimensions of suffering.
by Marie Mercat-Bruns - University of California Press
Powerful and incisive, the book examines issues such as racial and religious bias, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equality for LGBT individuals, highlighting comparisons that will further discussions on human rights across borders.
by George Kent - Georgetown University Press
Worldwide hunger is best addressed as a human rights issue. Kent analyzes the current deplorable state of world hunger and malnutrition, demonstrating how governments, not food shortages or climates or famine, are to blame.
by Ian Vasquez, Tanja Porcnik - Fraser Institute
The Human Freedom Index is the most comprehensive measure of freedom ever created for a large number of countries around the globe. It captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy major liberties such as freedom of speech, religion, etc.