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The Resource The Philosophy of Human Rights : Contemporary Controversies, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Gerhard Ernst, (electronic resource)

The Philosophy of Human Rights : Contemporary Controversies, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Gerhard Ernst, (electronic resource)

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The Philosophy of Human Rights : Contemporary Controversies
Title
The Philosophy of Human Rights
Title remainder
Contemporary Controversies
Statement of responsibility
Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Gerhard Ernst
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Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The notion of "human rights" is widely used in political and moral discussions. The core idea, that all human beings have some inalienable basic rights, is appealing and has an eminently practical function: It allows moral criticism of various wrongs and calls for action in order to prevent them. On the other hand it is unclear what exactly a human right is. Human rights lack a convincing conceptual foundation that would be able to compel the wrong-doer to accept human rights claims as well-founded. Hence the practical function faces theoretical doubts. 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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DE-B1597
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other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
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  • Ernst, Gerhard
  • Heilinger, Jan-Christoph
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Open Access e-Books
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  • Human rights
  • Ethics
  • Ethik
  • Human Rights
  • Justification
  • Menschenrechte
  • Rechtfertigung
  • Universalism
  • Universalismus
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Philosophy of Human Rights : Contemporary Controversies, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Gerhard Ernst, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110263886
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Human rights without foundations?
  • Schaber, Peter
  • The political and moral conceptions of human rights - a mixed account
  • Mayr, Erasmus
  • II. Rights and Duties
  • Problems with some consequentialist arguments for basic rights
  • Freeman, Samuel
  • Human rights as rights
  • Cruft, Rowan
  • On human rights and the strength of corresponding duties
  • Frontmatter
  • Mieth, Corinna
  • The moral demandingness of socioeconomic human rights
  • Heilinger, Jan-Christoph
  • III. Universality
  • Common humanity as a justification for human rights claims
  • Hope, Simon
  • Universal human rights and moral diversity
  • Ernst, Gerhard
  • List of contributors
  • Name index
  • Contents
  • Subject index
  • Introduction
  • I. Human Rights: Moral or Political?
  • Human rights: questions of aim and approach
  • Griffin, James
  • On the nature of human rights
  • Tasioulas, John
Control code
9783110263886
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110263886
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110263886
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Philosophy of Human Rights : Contemporary Controversies, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Gerhard Ernst, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110263886
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Human rights without foundations?
  • Schaber, Peter
  • The political and moral conceptions of human rights - a mixed account
  • Mayr, Erasmus
  • II. Rights and Duties
  • Problems with some consequentialist arguments for basic rights
  • Freeman, Samuel
  • Human rights as rights
  • Cruft, Rowan
  • On human rights and the strength of corresponding duties
  • Frontmatter
  • Mieth, Corinna
  • The moral demandingness of socioeconomic human rights
  • Heilinger, Jan-Christoph
  • III. Universality
  • Common humanity as a justification for human rights claims
  • Hope, Simon
  • Universal human rights and moral diversity
  • Ernst, Gerhard
  • List of contributors
  • Name index
  • Contents
  • Subject index
  • Introduction
  • I. Human Rights: Moral or Political?
  • Human rights: questions of aim and approach
  • Griffin, James
  • On the nature of human rights
  • Tasioulas, John
Control code
9783110263886
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110263886
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110263886
Specific material designation
remote

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