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The idea of human rights

Author: Charles R Beitz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human rights have become one of the most important moral concepts in global political life over the last 60 years. Charles Beitz, one of the world's leading philosophers, offers a compelling new examination of the idea of a human right.--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Beitz
ISBN: 9780199572458 0199572453 9780199604371 0199604371
OCLC Number: 318409900
Awards: Winner of Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2011
Winner of Winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2011.
Description: xiii, 235 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
1. Why there is a problem --
2. Forms of skepticism --
3. Approach --
Ch. 2. The practice --
4. Origins --
5. Doctrine --
6. Implementation --
7. An emergent practice --
8. Problems --
Ch. 3. Naturalistic theories --
9. Naturalism about human rights --
10. Persons "as such" (1) : the demand side --
11. Persons "as such" (2) : the supply side --
Ch. 4. Agreement theories --
12. "Common core" and "overlapping consensus" --
13. The appeal of agreement conceptions --
14. Progressive convergence --
Ch. 5. A fresh start --
15. Human rights in The Law of Peoples --
16. The idea of a practical conception --
17. A two-level model --
18. "Manifesto rights" --
19. The role of states --
Ch. 6. Normativity --
20. What human rights are for --
21. A schema --
22. Minimalism and social justice --
23. Toleration (1) : the domestic analogy --
24. Toleration (2) : the autonomy of peoples --
Ch. 7. International concern --
25. Anti-poverty rights --
26. Political rights --
27. Human rights of women --
Ch. 8. Conclusion --
28. Residues of skepticism --
29. Pathologies --
30. Human rights and global normative order.
Responsibility: Charles R. Beitz.
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