Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Edited by: William Sweet

240 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · May 26 2003

Paper ISBN: 9780776605586

PDF ISBN: 9780776616728

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Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights examines the relations and interrelations among theoretical and practical analyses of human rights. Edited by William Sweet, this volume draws on the works of philosophers, political theorists and those involved in the implementation of human rights. The essays, although diverse in method and approach, collectively argue that the language of rights and corresponding legal and political instruments have an important place in contemporary social political philosophy.
Contents
 Introduction: Theories of Rights and Political and Legal Instruments 
                           William Sweet

Theories of Rights

    1. Natural Law and Natural Rights 
            Howard Kainz 
    2. The Ethical Background of the Rights of Women: Cudworth, Macaulay and Wollstonecraft 
            Sarah Hutton 
    3. Philosophical Anthropology, the Saumur Philosophers, and Economic Rights 
            Leslie Armour 
    4. T. H. Green on Rights and the Common Good 
            Rex Martin 
    5. A Postsecular Exchange: Jacques Maritain, John Dewey, And Karl Marx 
            Thomas Jeannot
The United Nations Declaration and Human Rights
    6. Human Rights:  50 Years Later 
            Mostafa Faghfoury 
    7. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Maritain and the Universality Of Human Rights 
            Bradley Munro 
    8. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Supreme Court of Canada 
            Jack Iwanicki 
    9. Human Rights and the Survival Imperative: Rwanda's Troubled Legacy 
            Philip Lancaster
Rights after the UN Declaration
    10. Reconciling Individual Rights and the Common Good: Aquinas and Contemporary Canadian Law 
            Jason West and Paul Groarke 
    11. Solidarity and Human Rights 
            William Sweet 
    12. Universal Human Rights and Aboriginal Land Claims 
            David Lea 
    13.  Moderating the Philosophy of Rights 
            Ralph Nelson 
    14.  MacIntyre or Gewirth? Virtue, Rights, and the Problem Of Moral Indeterminacy 
            Gregory Walters