Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Cosmopolitan Ideals: Essays on Critical Theory and Human Rights (Rethinking Political and International Theory)

Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Cosmopolitan Ideals: Essays on Critical Theory and Human Rights (Rethinking Political and International Theory)

By: Matthias Lutz-Bachmann (author), Amos Nascimento (editor), Dr. Susan McManus (series_editor), Dr. Dan Bulley (series_editor), Dr. Keith Breen (series_editor)Hardback

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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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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.

Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: The idea of human rights and the realities of world politics: a reflection on the relationship between ethics and politics, Matthias Lutz-Bachmann. Part I Human Rights and Human Dignity Beyond the State: Human rights, human dignity, and hypothetical consent, William J. Talbott; Global governance and human rights, Cristina Lafont; Are human rights moral rights?, Andreas Niederberger. Part II Human Rights and Cosmopolitanism with a Human Face: Human rights and the paradigms of cosmopolitanism: from rights to humanity, Amos Nascimento; From imperial to dialogical cosmopolitanism, Eduardo Mendieta; Two traditions of human rights, James Tully; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409442950
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9781409442950
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 1409442950

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