How to Study Human Rights and Culture (...Without Becoming a Relativist)

Philosophy in the Contemporary World Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 1-6, Autumn-Winter 2004

7 Pages Posted: 13 May 2008  

Siegfried Van Duffel

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Abstract

Arguing for the existence of a non-trivial link between culture and human rights does not commit the author to relativism or a simplistic notion of culture.

Keywords: human rights, cultural relativism, essentialism, moral relativism

Suggested Citation

Van Duffel, Siegfried, How to Study Human Rights and Culture (...Without Becoming a Relativist). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1132251

Siegfried Van Duffel (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

Bukit Timah Road 469 G
Singapore, 117591
Singapore

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