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Human rights as politics and idolatry

Author: Michael Ignatieff; Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: University Center for Human Values series.
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"Michael Ignatieff draws on his extensive experience as a writer and commentator on world affairs to present a penetrating account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution. Based on the Tanner Lectures that Ignatieff delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2000, the book includes two chapters by Ignatieff, an introduction by Amy Gutmann, comments by four leading  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ignatieff; Amy Gutmann
ISBN: 0691088934 9780691088938 9780691114743 0691114749
OCLC Number: 46835546
Description: xxviii, 187 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Amy Gutmann --
Human rights as politics and idolatry / Michael Ignatieff --
Grounding human rights / K. Anthony Appiah --
Debates with the PTA and others / David A. Hollinger --
The moral imagination and human rights / Thomas W. Laqueur --
Relativism and religion / Diane F. Orentlicher --
Dignity and agency / Michael Ignatieff.
Series Title: University Center for Human Values series.
Responsibility: Michael Ignatieff ; edited and introduced by Amy Gutmann.
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Presents an account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution. This work argues that human rights activists have rightly drawn criticism from Asia, the Islamic world,  Read more...

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