9783848741410 (paperback) 3848741415 (paperback) 9783845284491 (e-PDF)
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Ethik in den Sozialwissenschaften ; v. 3. 2511-6134
"Given the fact that the prevalent political debates about the status and significance of liberty and welfare are almost polarised, this book defends both of them as essential to human dignity and well being. Amartya Sen's capability approach is the result of his constructive criticism of John Rawls' political liberalism. Though Jacques Maritain is often regarded as the forerunner of Rawls, he has not yet been discussed in relation to Sen's capability approach. Despite Maritain's pioneering contributions to human rights discourse in the twentieth century, his personalism only insufficiently reflects and explains the demands of welfare rights. In view of this shared deficit in liberal traditions, this book argues that Sen's human rights discourse, with its 'goal rights system,' persuasively integrates both liberty and welfare rights. In addition, it merges both human rights and human development discourses, consequently laying a solid foundation for a rights based approach to development"--Publisher's website.
Based on author's thesis (Ph.D.) -- Osnabrück University, 2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-491).
Formatted Contents Note
Maritain's human rights discourse An interim appraisal : from Maritain to Sen Sen's human rights discourse A comparison of Maritain's personalism and Sen's humanism General conclusion : the contours of an effective social ethics.