The Philosophy of Human Rights

The Philosophy of Human Rights : Readings in Context


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Editor Patrick Hayden brings together an extensive collection of classical and contemporary writings on the topic of human rights, providing an exceptionally comprehensive introduction to the subject. It places special emphasis on the historical development of theories of human rights from both a Western and non-Western perspective. Sources include: Aristotle; Cicero; Thomas Aquinas; Confucius; Hobbes; Locke; Kant; Marx; Gandhi; Hart; Feinberg; Nussbaum; Dalai Lama; Derrida; Lyotard; Rorty; It also deals with contemporary issues of human rights, including: genocide; ethnicity; minorities; gay rights; environment

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 38.1mm | 929.86g
  • 14 Jun 2001
  • Paragon House Publishers
  • Saint Paul
  • English
  • New.
  • 1557787905
  • 9781557787903
  • 65,792

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Patrick Hayden is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Peace and Justice Studies at New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire. His scholarly publications include Multiplicity and Becoming and Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics.

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