Review of Talbott's 'Which Rights Should Be Universal?'

Human Rights Review, Winter 2008

11 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2008  

David A. Reidy

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy

Abstract

This review essay sets out the key features of the human rights position developed by Bill Talbott in his Which Rights Should be Universal?. It then argues that Talbott's position is not so much an alternative to Rawls's position as it is a plausible and attractive answer to a question other than the one to which Rawls's own position on human rights is an answer.

Keywords: Talbott, Rawls, human rights, universal, international relations, global justice

Suggested Citation

Reidy, David A., Review of Talbott's 'Which Rights Should Be Universal?'. Human Rights Review, Winter 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1090350

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