The philosophical foundations of human rights : an overview / Rowan Cruft, S. Matthew Liao, and Massimo Renzo Pt. I. Human rights' foundations 1. On the foundations of human rights / John Tasioulas 2. Response to John Tasioulas / Onora O'Neill 3. Human rights as fundamental conditions for a good life / S. Matthew Liao 4. From a good life to human rights : some complications / Rowan Cruft 5. Is dignity the foundation of human rights? / Jeremy Waldron 6. Human rights, natural rights, and human dignity / A. John Simmons 7. Personal deserts and human rights / James W. Nickel 8. Can moral desert qualify or justify human rights? / Zofia Stemplowska 9. A social ontology of human rights / Carol C. Gould 10. Human rights, human dignity, and power / Pablo Gilabert Pt. II. Human rights in law and politics 11. Human rights in the emerging world order / Joseph Raz 12. Joseph Raz on human rights : a critical appraisal / David Miller 13. Why international legal human rights? / Allen Buchanan 14. Human rights pragmatism and human dignity / David Luban 15. Human rights and constitutional law : patterns of mutual validation and legitimation / Samantha Besson 16. Specifying human rights / Saladin Meckled-Garcia 17. Rescuing proportionality / George Letsas 18. Rescuing human rights from proportionality / Guglielmo Verdirame Pt. III. Canonical and contested human rights 19. Free speech as an inverted right and democratic persuasion / Corey Brettschneider 20. Free speech and "democratic persuasion" : a response to Brettschneider / Larry Alexander 21. Freedom of religion in a secular world / Lorenzo Zucca 22. Religious liberty conceived as a human right / Robert Audi 23. The right to security / Liora Lazarus 24. Rights and security for human rights sceptics / Victor Tadros 25. Self-determination and the human right to democracy / Thomas Christiano 26. A human right to democracy? / Fabienne Peter 27. The content of the human right to health / Jonathan Wolff 28. Do we have a human right to the political determinants of health? / Kimberley Brownlee 29. A moral inconsistency argument for a basic human right to subsistence / Elizabeth Ashford 30. The force of subsistence rights / Charles R. Beitz Pt. IV. Human rights : concerns and alternatives 31. The relativity and ethnocentricity of human rights / James Griffin 32. Human needs, human rights / Massimo Renzo 33. Liberty rights and the limits of liberal democracy / Jiwei Ci 34. Human rights without the human good? A reply to Jiwei Ci / Simon Hope 35. Care and human rights / Virginia Held 36. Care and human rights : a reply to Virginia Held / Susan Mendus 37. Human rights in Kantian mode : a sketch / Katrin Flikschuh 38. Why there cannot be a truly Kantian theory of human rights / Andrea Sangiovanni.
What makes something a human right? What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law? What are the difficulties of appealing to human rights? This book offers the first comprehensive survey of current thinking on the philosophical foundations of human rights. Divided into four parts, this book focusses firstly on the moral grounds of human rights, for example in our dignity, agency, interests or needs. 'Secondly, it looks at the implications that different moral perspectives on human rights bear for human rights law and politics. Thirdly, it discusses specific and topical human rights including freedom of expression and religion, security, health and more controversial rights such as a human right to subsistence. The final part discusses nuanced critical and reformative views on human rights from feminist, Kantian and relativist perspectives among others. The essays represent new and canonical research by leading scholars in the field. Each part is comprised of a set of essays and replies, offering a comprehensive analysis of different positions within the debate in question.The introduction from the editors will guide researchers and students navigating the diversity of views on the philosophical foundations of human rights. -- cover.
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