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The Resource Natural human rights : a theory, Michael Boylan

Natural human rights : a theory, Michael Boylan

Label
Natural human rights : a theory
Title
Natural human rights
Title remainder
a theory
Statement of responsibility
Michael Boylan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This timely book by internationally regarded scholar of ethics and social/political philosophy, Michael Boylan, focuses on the history, application and significance of human rights in the West and China. Boylan engages the key current philosophical debates prevalent in human rights discourse today and draws them together to argue for the existence of natural, universal human rights. Arguing against the grain of mainstream philosophical beliefs, Boylan asserts that there is continuity between human rights and natural law and that human beings require basic, essential goods for minimum action. These include food, clean water and sanitation, clothing, shelter and protection from bodily harm, including basic healthcare. The achievement of this goal, Boylan demonstrates, will require significant resource allocation and creative methods of implementation involving public and private institutions. Combining technical argument with four fictional narratives about human rights, the book invites readers to engage with the most important aspects of the discipline."--
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DLC
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1952-
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Boylan, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Natural law
Label
Natural human rights : a theory, Michael Boylan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Ontology, justice, and human rights
  • Scherzo : "Straight to the top"
  • War rape
  • Political speech
  • LGBT rights
  • Rondo : "The game"
  • Afterword:
  • The politics of change
  • Overture : "The spotted butterfly"
  • How do we talk about human rights?
  • A short history of human rights in the West
  • A short history of human rights in China
  • Adagio : "Double talk"
  • Legal justifications
  • Interest justifications
  • Agency justifications
Control code
FIEb1761658x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781107029859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870210901
Label
Natural human rights : a theory, Michael Boylan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Ontology, justice, and human rights
  • Scherzo : "Straight to the top"
  • War rape
  • Political speech
  • LGBT rights
  • Rondo : "The game"
  • Afterword:
  • The politics of change
  • Overture : "The spotted butterfly"
  • How do we talk about human rights?
  • A short history of human rights in the West
  • A short history of human rights in China
  • Adagio : "Double talk"
  • Legal justifications
  • Interest justifications
  • Agency justifications
Control code
FIEb1761658x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781107029859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870210901

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