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The Resource The idea of human rights : four inquiries, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)

The idea of human rights : four inquiries, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)

Label
The idea of human rights : four inquiries
Title
The idea of human rights
Title remainder
four inquiries
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Perry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by a 1988 trip to El Salvador, Michael J. Perry's new book is a personal and scholarly exploration of the idea of human rights. Perry is one of our nation's leading authorities on the relation of morality, including religious morality, to politics and law. He seeks, in this book, to disentangle the complex idea of human rights by way of four probing and interrelated essays. The initial essay, which is animated by Perry's skepticism about the capacity of any secular morality to offer a coherent account of the idea of human rights, suggests that the first part of the idea of human rights - the premise that every human being is "sacred" or "inviolable"--Is inescapably religious. Responding to recent criticism of 'rights talk', Perry explicates, in his second essay, the meaning and value of talk about human rights. In his third essay, Perry asks a fundamental question about human rights: Are they universal? In addressing this question, Perry disaggregates and criticizes several different varieties of "moral relativism" and then considers the implications of these different relativist positions for claims about human rights. Perry turns to another fundamental question about human rights in his final essay: Are they absolute? Perry concludes that even if no human rights, understood as moral rights, are absolute or unconditional, some human rights, understood as international legal rights, are - and indeed, should be - absolute. The Idea of Human Rights: Four Inquiries will appeal to students of many disciplines, including (but not limited to) law, philosophy, religion, and politics
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.H78
LC item number
P47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The idea of human rights : four inquiries, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=25911
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-157) and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
176 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780585279015
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The idea of human rights : four inquiries, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=25911
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-157) and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
176 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780585279015
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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