Judaism, Human Rights, and Human Values

Hardcover | July 1, 1998

byLenn E. Goodman

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Following on the heels of his critically acclaimed God of Abraham (Oxford, 1996), Lenn E. Goodman here focuses on rights, their grounding in the deserts of beings, and the dignity of persons. In an incisive contemporary dialogue between reason and revelation, Goodman argues for ethicalstandards and public policies that respect human rights and support the preservation of all beings: animals, plants, econiches, species, habitats, and the monuments of nature and culture. Immersed in the Jewish and philosophical sources, Goodmans argument ranges from the fetus in the womb to themodern nation state, from the problems of pornography and tobacco advertising to the rights of parents and children, individuals and communities, the powerful and powerless--the most ancient and the most immediate problems of human life and moral responsibility. Guided by the probing argumentationthat Goodman lays out with distinctive, often poetic clarity, the reader will emerge enlightened and prepared to respond with intelligence and commitment to the sobering moral challenges of the coming century. This is a book for anyone concerned with law, ethics, and the human prospect.

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Following on the heels of his critically acclaimed God of Abraham (Oxford, 1996), Lenn E. Goodman here focuses on rights, their grounding in the deserts of beings, and the dignity of persons. In an incisive contemporary dialogue between reason and revelation, Goodman argues for ethicalstandards and public policies that respect human ri...

Lenn E. Goodman is at Vanderbilt University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195118340

ISBN - 13:9780195118346

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"Goodman has written a judicious account of liberal Jewish political philosophy that draws from a wide array of sources to support a theory of deserts that is both metaphysical and ontological....This ambitious book is an elegant plea for public discussion on "who it is that we think weare."--Religious Studies Review