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The Philosophy of Human Rights : Readings in Context

Author: Professor Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

Publish Date: 14 Jun 2001

ISBN-13: 9781557787903

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English



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 Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Political Evil in a Global Age (2009), Critical Theories of Globalization (2006, with Chamsy el-Ojeili), and Cosmopolitan Global Politics (2004).
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