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Philosophical Dimensions of Human Rights

Some Contemporary Views

Editors: Corradetti, Claudio (Ed.)

  • A unique collection by contemporary human rights authorities Provides a single picture of the most innovative aspects of human rights
  • Combines contemporary contributions with seminal works
  • The intellectual profile adds value to the political/diplomatic debates on human rights
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About this book

This book presents a unique collection of the most relevant perspectives in contemporary human rights philosophy. Different intellectual traditions are brought together to explore some of the core postmodern issues challenging standard justifications. Widely accessible also to non experts, contributions aim at opening new perspectives on the state of the art of the philosophy of human rights. This makes this book particularly suitable to human rights experts as well as master and doctoral students.
Further, while conceived in a uniform and homogeneous way, the book is internally organized around three central themes: an introduction to theories of rights and their relation to values; a set of contributions presenting some of the most influential contemporary strategies; and finally a number of articles evaluating those empirical challenges springing from the implementation of human rights. This specific set-up of the book provides readers with a stimulating presentation of a growing and interconnecting number of problems that post-natural law theories face today.
While most of the contributions are new and specifically conceived for the present occasion, the volume includes also some recently published influential essays on rights, democracy and their political implementation.

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From the reviews:

“Corradetti has assembled an impressive collection of writings on human rights from thinkers inspired by continental philosophers … . The collection serves as a useful introduction for scholars interested in the emerging European jurisprudence on human rights.” (Kevin W. Gray, The Political Studies Review, Vol. 11 (3), 2013)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Human Rights in History and Contemporary Practice: Source Materials for Philosophy

    Flynn, Jeffrey

    Pages 3-22

  • Philosophy and Human Rights: Contemporary Perspectives

    Reidy, David

    Pages 23-44

  • Reconsidering Realism on Rights

    Scheuerman, William E.

    Pages 45-60

  • The Concept of Human Dignity and the Realistic Utopia of Human Rights

    Habermas, Jürgen

    Pages 63-79

  • The Justification of Human Rights and the Basic Right to Justification. A Reflexive Approach

    Forst, Rainer

    Pages 81-106

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2376-4
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2375-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8477-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical Dimensions of Human Rights
Book Subtitle
Some Contemporary Views
Editors
  • Claudio Corradetti
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2376-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2376-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2375-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8477-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 319
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