Human Rights and Political Identity - An Analogical Hermeneutics Perspective
Pablo Cristóbal Jiménez Lobeira
Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics
February 19, 2012
This paper suggests that human rights do exist, that they require grounding and that such grounding should be objective in order for it to be valid and legitimate (it should be true). The key to the foundation of human rights, it is submitted lies on the metaphysical concept of nature. At the end the article points to the value of dialogue, communication and consensus, if not to decide in what truth might be, at least to advance, through everybody’s contributions, towards the unveiling of truth about human nature. Human rights are then connected with the problem of political identity through analogical hermeneutics.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Analogical hermeneutics, interculturalism, human rights, nature, dialogue, Hermenéutica analogica, interculturalismo, derechos humanos, naturaleza, dialogoworking papers series
Date posted: February 21, 2012 ; Last revised: June 28, 2012
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