The Challenge of Human Rights

The Challenge of Human Rights Origin, Development, and Significance

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The Challenge of Human Rights traces the history of human rights theory from classical antiquity through the enlightenment to the modern human rights movement, and analyses the significance of human rights in today's increasingly globalized world.

  • Provides an engaging study of the origin and the philosophical and political development of human rights discourse.
  • Offers an original defence of human rights.
  • Explores the significance of human rights in the context of increasing globalisation.
  • Confronts the major objections to human rights, including the charge of western ethical imperialism and cultural relativism.

Argues that human rights logically culminate in an ethical cosmopolitanism to reflect the moral unity of the human race.

Book information

ISBN: 9781405152402
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 323
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 466g
Height: 234mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 19mm