Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice by David BoersemaPhilosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice by David Boersema

Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice

byDavid Boersema

Paperback | March 8, 2011

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Combining the sustained, coherent perspective of an authored text with diverse, authoritative primary readings,Philosophy of Human Rightsprovides the context and commentary students need to comprehend challenging rights concepts. Clear, accessible writing, thoughtful consideration of primary source documents, and practical, everyday examples pertinent to students'' lives enhance this core textbook for courses on human rights and political philosophy. The first part of the book explores theoretical aspects, including the nature, justification, content, and scope of rights. With an emphasis on contemporary issues and debates, the second part applies these theories to practical issues such as political discourse, free expression, the right to privacy, children''s rights, and victims'' rights. The third part of the book features the crucial documents that are referred to throughout the book, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the African Charter on Human Rights and Peoples'' Rights, and many more.
David Boersemais the Douglas C. Strain Professor of Natural Philosophy and Distinguished University Professor at Pacific University in Oregon. He is the author ofPragmatism and Reference and Philosophy of Science, and coeditor ofSpiritual and Political Dimensions on Nonviolence and Peace.
Title:Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and PracticeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:458 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:458 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813344921

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Table of Contents

Preface INTRODUCTION PART I: THEORY CHAPTER 1: The Nature of Rights CHAPTER 2: The Justification of Rights CHAPTER 3: The Content and Scope of Rights CHAPTER 4: Rights Holders CHAPTER 5: Criticisms of Rights PART II: PRACTICE AND APPLICATIONS CHAPTER 6: Rights and Political Discourse CHAPTER 7: Global Rights Discourse CHAPTER 8: Right to Free Expression CHAPTER 9: Employment Rights CHAPTER 10: Right to Privacy CHAPTER 11: Intellectual Property Rights CHAPTER 12: Victims'' Rights CHAPTER 13: Children''s Rights PART III: SELECTED RIGHTS DOCUMENTS U.S. Declaration of Independence (1776) U.S. Bill of Rights (1791) and Selected Later Amendments French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789) Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979) African Charter on Human and Peoples'' Rights (Part I) (1981) Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (1990) Credits Index

Editorial Reviews

“This is a superb book. Boersema gives readers judicious, balanced selections from leading theorists—historical and contemporary—on many controversial aspects of human rights. Boersema provides introductions that are clear, thorough, and eminently readable. This book sets a new standard for the teaching of human rights, both within political theory, and in connection with controversial policies.”—Robert Paul Churchill, George Washington University “David Boersema's Philosophy of Human Rights combines the unity and accessibility of a single-authored text with the diverse and competing views of an anthology. It contains selections from such notable scholars as Alan Dershowitz, Ronald Dworkin, Richard Epstein, Joel Feinberg, Carol Gould, H.L.A. Hart, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Joseph Raz, joined together with introductory and explanatory text by the author. It is hard to imagine a more student-friendly approach.”—James P. Sterba, University of Notre Dame