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In Defense of Human Rights
By Ari Kohen

In Defense of Human Rights

A Non-religious Grounding in a Pluralistic World

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In Defense of Human Rights by Ari Kohen

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The argument that religion provides the only compelling foundation for human rights is both challenging and thought-provoking and answering it is of fundamental importance to the furthering of the human rights agenda. This book establishes an equally compelling non-religious foundation for the idea of human rights, engaging with the writings of many key thinkers in the field, including Michael J. Perry, Alan Gewirth, Ronald Dworkin and Richard Rorty. Ari Kohen draws on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a political consensus of overlapping ideas from cultures and communities around the world that establishes the dignity of humans and argues that this dignity gives rise to collective human rights. In constructing this consensus, we have succeeded in establishing a practical non-religious foundation upon which the idea of human rights can rest. In Defense of Human Rights will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, philosophy, religious studies and human rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415420150
ISBN-10: 0415420156
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Attempts to establish a non-religious foundation for the idea of human rights, engaging with the writings of many key thinkers in the field, including Michael J Perry, Alan Gewirth, Ronald Dworkin and Richard Rorty. This book is of interest to students and scholars of political theory, philosophy, religious studies and human rights.

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Author Biography - Ari Kohen

Ari Kohen has been Assistant Professor of Justice Studies and Political Science at James Madison University, USA; from August 2007, he will be Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.

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