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First volume to provide a comprehensive overview of naturalistic accounts on human rights
Addresses the role that human nature plays in the foundation of human rights
Provides clear insights as to how transformations of the human affect the idea of human rights
Highlights how human rights theory is being informed by current legal, ethical and medical issues
This book explores both the possibilities and limits of arguments from human nature in the context of human rights. Can the concept of human nature provide a basis for understanding fundamental rights? Is it plausible to justify the claim to universal validity of human rights by reference to human nature? Or does the idea of human rights in its modern, post-1945 manifestation go, in essence, beyond human nature? The essays in this volume introduce naturalistic positions and their concomitant critiques. They address the role that human nature both actually does and potentially may play in forming a foundation for and acting as an exemplification of fundamental rights. Beyond that, they give attention to the challenges caused by Life Sciences. Human nature itself is subject to transformation and transgression in an unprecedented manner. The essays reflect on issues such as reproduction, species manipulation, corporeal autonomy, and enhancement. Contributors are jurists, philosophers, and political scientists from Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Poland, and Japan.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Alterations of Corporality And Body Images - Anthropological Arguments in Human Rights - Basis for Human Rights - Collection of Human Tissue Samples - Commodification of the Human Body - Concept of Human Nature - Controversies on Enhancement - Enhancement, Autonomy and Responsibilty - Human Body Corporeal Autonomy - Human Nature and Human Rights The Confucian Example - Human Nature, Human Dignity, Human Rights - Human Rights and Basic Needs - Human Rights and Human Nature - Human Rights in Human "Nature" - Human rights without naturalism - Invasions in Human Reproduction - Natural Normativity of the Human Life - Naturalism and Human Rights - Nature in Kant‘s Theory of Rights - Protective Function of Human Rights - Self-Determination and Corporeal Autonomy - Transformations of Nature by Enhancement