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Philosophy of Human Rights

Readings in Context

Patrick Hayden

722 pages
Paragon House
The Philosophy of Human Rights brings together an extensive collection of classical and contemporary writings on the topic of human rights, including genocide, ethnic cleansing, minority cultures, gay and lesbian rights, and the environment, providing an exceptionally comprehensive introduction. Sources include authors such as Aristotle, Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Hobbes, Locke, rant. Marx, Gandhi. Hart, Feinberg, Nussbaum, the Dalai Lama, Derrida, Lyocard and Rorty. Ideal for courses in human rights, social theory, ethical theory, and political science, each reading; begins with a brief introduction, and is followed with study questions and suggested further readings.
Author Bio
PATRICK HAYDEN is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Political Evil in a Global Age (2009), Critical Theories of Globalization (2006, with Chamsy el-Ojeili), and Cosmopolitan Global Politics (2004).