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Kantian Theory and Human Rights

Kantian Theory and Human Rights

by Andreas Follesdal and Reidar Maliks
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Publication Date: 05/12/2013
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Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that their ideal can be traced to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and his view of humans as ends in themselves. Yet, few have attempted to explore exactly how human rights should be understood in a Kantian framework. The scholars in this book have gathered to fill this gap. At the center of Kant's theory of rights is a view of freedom as independence from domination. The chapters explore the significance of this theory for the nature of human rights, their justification, and the legitimacy of international human rights courts.
ISBN:
9780415857697
9780415857697
Category:
Political science & theory
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
210
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x18mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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