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Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Human Rights and Human Nature

Editors: Albers, Marion, Hoffmann, Thomas, Reinhardt, Jörn (Eds.)

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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
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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights and Human Nature
Editors
  • Marion Albers
  • Thomas Hoffmann
  • Jörn Reinhardt
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8672-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8672-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8671-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7987-6
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 274
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