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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