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The Philosophy of Human Rights: Readings in Context

The Philosophy of Human Rights: Readings in Context

Paperback Paragon Issues in Philosophy

Edited by Patrick Hayden

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  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 38mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 14 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Saint Paul
  • ISBN 10: 1557787905
  • ISBN 13: 9781557787903
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 96,017

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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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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.