Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

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James Nickel

University of Miami - School of Law

David A. Reidy

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: July 11, 2009

Abstract

In this draft of a book chapter, Jim Nickel and I discuss the philosophical foundations of human rights, paying special attention to the views of Alan Gewirth, James Griffin and John Rawls.

Keywords: human rights, international law, Rawls, liberalism, autonomy

Suggested Citation

Nickel, James and Reidy, David A., Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (July 11, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1432868 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1432868

James Nickel

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/jameswnickel/

David A. Reidy (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy ( email )

801 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States
865 974 3255 (Phone)
865 974 3509 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://web.utk.edu/~philosop

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