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dc.contributor.authorErnst, Gerhard
dc.contributor.authorHeilinger, Jan-Christoph
dc.date.issued2011-11-17
dc.date.submitted2017-03-30 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-21 03:00:29
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:43:23Z
dc.identifier626382
dc.identifierOCN: 979745174
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31638
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35204
dc.description.abstractThe notion of "human rights" is widely used in political and moral debates. The core idea, that all human beings have some inalienable basic rights, is appealing and has an important practical function: It allows moral criticism of various wrongs and calls for action in order to prevent them. The articles in this collection take up a tension between the wide political use of human rights claims and some intellectual skepticism about them. In particular, three major issues call for clarification: the questions of how to justify human rights, how to determine their scope and the corresponding obligations, and how to overcome the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy
dc.subject.otherMoral Philosophy in General
dc.subject.otherConsequentialism
dc.subject.otherHuman rights
dc.subject.otherJohn Rawls
dc.subject.otherMorality
dc.titleThe Philosophy of Human Rights
dc.title.alternativeContemporary Controversies
dc.typebook
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDe Gruyter
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.degruyter.com/
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oapen.relation.isbn9783110263886
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationBerlin/Boston
oapen.grant.number100222
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
dc.number100222
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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