Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Paperback | May 13, 2015

EditorRowan Cruft, S. Matthew Liao, Massimo Renzo

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What makes something a human right? What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law? What are the difficulties of appealing to human rights?This book offers the first comprehensive survey of current thinking on the philosophical foundations of human rights. Divided into four parts, this book focusses firstly on the moral grounds of human rights, for example in our dignity, agency, interests or needs. Secondly, it looks at therelationship between moral groundings in human rights law and politics. Thirdly, it discusses specific and topical human rights including freedom of expression and religion, security, health and more controversial rights such as a human right to subsistence. The final part discusses nuanced criticaland reformative views on human rights from feminist, Kantian and relativist perspectives among others.The essays represent new and canonical research by leading scholars in the field. Each section comprises of a set of essays and replies, offering a comprehensive analysis of different positions within the debate in question, with an introduction from the editors to guide researchers and studentsnavigating the diversity of views on the philosophical foundations of human rights.

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What makes something a human right? What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law? What are the difficulties of appealing to human rights?This book offers the first comprehensive survey of current thinking on the philosophical foundations of human rights. Divided into four parts, this book ...

Rowan Cruft is a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. He has published articles on the nature and justification of rights and duties, focusing on the relationship between rights, respect and individualism. His work aims to reveal the comparative importance of different forms of right including...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:650 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rowan Cruft, S. Matthew Liao and Massimo Renzo: Introduction: the Philosophical Foundations of Human RightsHuman Rights' Foundations1. John Tasioulas: On the Foundations of Human Rights2. Onora O'Neill: Response to John Tasioulas3. S. Matthew Liao: Human Rights as Fundamental Conditions for a Good Life4. Rowan Cruft: From a Good Life to Human Rights: Some Complications5. Jeremy Waldron: Is Dignity the Foundation of Human Rights?6. A. John Simmons: Human Rights, Natural Rights, and Human Dignity7. James W. Nickel: Personal Deserts and Human Rights8. Zofia Stemplowska: Desert and Human Rights: Response to James W. Nickel9. Carol Gould: A Social Ontology of Human Rights10. Pablo Gilabert: Human Rights, Human Dignity, and PowerHuman Rights in Law and Politics11. Joseph Raz: Human Rights in the Emerging World Order12. David Miller: Joseph Raz on Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal13. Allen Buchanan: Why International Legal Human Rights?14. David Luban: Response to Buchanan15. Samantha Besson: Human Rights and Constitutional Law: Patterns of Mutual Validation and Legitimation16. Saladin Meckled-Garcia: Response to Besson17. George Letsas: Rescuing Proportionality18. Guglielmo Verdirame: Response to LetsasCanonical and Contested Human Rights19. Corey Brettschneider: Free Speech as an Inverted Right and Democratic Persuasion20. Larry Alexander: Free Speech and "Democratic Persuasion"21. Lorenzo Zucca: Prince or Pariah? The place of Freedom of Religion in a system of International human rights22. Robert Audi: Freedom of Religion Conceived as a Human Right23. Liora Lazarus: The Right to Security24. Victor Tadros: Rights and Security25. Thomas Christiano: Self Determination and the Human Right to Democracy26. Fabienne Peter: A Human Right to Democracy?27. Jonathan Wolff: The Content of the Human Right to Health28. Kimberley Brownlee: Do We have a Human Right to the Political Determinants of Health?29. Elizabeth Ashford: A Moral Inconsistency Argument for a Basic Human Right to SubsistenceHuman Rights: Concerns and Alternatives30. Charles R. Beitz: The Force of Subsistence Rights31. James Griffin: The Relativity and Ethnocentricity of Human Rights32. Massimo Renzo: Human Needs, Human Rights, and Parochialism33. Katrin Flikschuh: Human Rights in Kantian Mode: a Sketch34. Andrea Sangiovanni: Why There Cannot Be A Truly Kantian Theory of Human Rights35. Jiwei Ci: Liberty Rights and the Limits of Liberal Democracy36. Simon Hope: Human Rights without the Human Good? A Reply to Ci37. Virginia Held: Care and Human Rights38. Susan Mendus: Care and Human Rights: A Reply to Virginia Held