Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Cosmopolitan Ideals: Essays on Critical Theory and Human Rights

This book makes a significant contribution to the on-going international dialogue on the meaning of concepts such as human rights, humanity, and cosmopolitanism. The authors propose a new agenda for research into a Critical Theory of Human Rights. Each chapter pursues three goals: to reconstruct modern philosophical theories that have contributed to our views on human rights; to highlight the importance of humanity and human dignity as a complementary dimension to liberal rights; and, finally, to integrate these issues more directly in contemporary discussions about cosmopolitanism. The authors not only present multicultural perspectives on how to rethink political and international theory in terms of the normativity of human rights, but also promote an international dialogue on the prospects for a critical theory of human rights discourses in the 21st century.
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About the author

Matthias Lutz-Bachmann is Professor of Philosophy at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

Amos Nascimento is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington Tacoma, USA.

Matthias Lutz-Bachmann, William J. Talbott, Cristina Lafont, Andreas Niederberger, Amos Nascimento, Eduardo Mendieta, James Tully

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Publisher
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Published on
Apr 28, 2014
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Pages
188
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ISBN
9781472402042
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Jurisprudence
Political Science / Essays
Political Science / History & Theory
Political Science / Human Rights
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