Nickel and Rawls on Human Rights and Toleration

15 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2008

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David A. Reidy

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: August 11, 2008

Abstract

In this conference paper I critically assess Jim Nickel's (in his otherwise excellent second edition of 'Making Sense of Human Rights') characterization of and objections to Rawls's position on human rights as 'ultraminimalist.' I explore also the differences in Nickel's and Rawls's commitments to liberal toleration.

Keywords: human rights, liberalism, toleration, international justice, global justice, rawls, james nickel

Suggested Citation

Reidy, David A., Nickel and Rawls on Human Rights and Toleration (August 11, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1217963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1217963

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