Human Rights: Institutions and Agendas

34 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 paper, forthcoming in Public Affairs Quarterly, I develop an essentially Rawlsian conception of basic human rights. I first stake out a methodological orientation to the question of basic human rights. I then provide a theoretical grounding for a minimalist conception of such rights. I conclude by distinguishing between several basic human rights agendas and by noting the institutional implications of each.

Keywords: human rights, rawls, liberalism, toleration, justice, cosmopolitanism

Suggested Citation

Reidy, David A., Human Rights: Institutions and Agendas (August 11, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1218022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1218022

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