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The Philosophy of Human Rights

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The Philosophy of Human Rights
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Publisher: De Gruyter Open
ISBN-13: 9783110263886
Number of pages: 256

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The present collection takes up the tension between the wide political use of human rights claims and the intellectual skepticism about them. In particular two major issues are identified that call for conceptual clarification in order to better understand human rights claims both in theory and in practice: the question of how to justify human rights and the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.

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