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Challenge of Human Rights Origin, Development, and Significance

ISBN-10: 1405152419

ISBN-13: 9781405152419

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jack Mahoney, Jack Mahoney

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Description:

'The Challenge of Human Rights' is a study of the origin and the philosophical and political development of human rights discourse. It confronts many of the major objections to human rights, such as the charge of western ethical imperialism, and argues that human rights logically culminate in an ethical cosmopolitanism.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Human Rights in History
The Ancient Classical World
The World of the Bible
The Medieval World
Renaissance and Reformation Thought
Hobbes and Rousseau
Revolution in England
American Independence
The French Declaration of the Rights of Man
English Resistance to Human Rights
German Developments: Kant and Marx
The Modern Human Rights Movement
The Charter of the United Nations Organization
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Continental Developments
The 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights
Wider Human Rights Developments
British Developments
Conclusion
Clarifying Human Rights
Some Useful Distinctions
Rights and Duties
The Proliferation of Rights
Individuals-in-Society
Selfishness and Social Divisiveness
Ethical Imperialism?
A Challenge to All Cultures
The Strengths of Human Rights
Establishing Human Rights
A Matter of Belief
An Essential Requirement
The Nature of Persons
Intuitionist Approaches
Human Dignity
"The Wonder of Our Being"
Major Opponents
Conclusion
The Globalizing of Human Rights
Global Expansion
Seeking a Global Ethic
Cultural Relativism
Global Human Rights
Towards Cosmopolitanism
The Inadequacies of States
"Principled" Cosmopolitanism
Human Solidarity
Bibliography
Index