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A Philosophical History of Rights

by Gary Herbert

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Transaction Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil rights & citizenship,
  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Movements - Utilitarianism,
  • Human rights

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8055654M
    ISBN 100765801248
    ISBN 109780765801241

    Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, 'love of wisdom') is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c. – BCE). Philosophical methods include questioning, critical . The speculative philosophy of history looks at the significance of human history and if there is any significance in human history. It also looks at whether there is a potential end to human history; Karl Marx, among others, looked at this aspect.

      This book attempts a fairly impossible task and does it fairly well: a short history of philosophy that covers the main European tradition thoroughly while still giving proper attention to (nearly) all subdisciplines as well as world philosophies/5. both at national and international levels, within which human beings attempt to construct a moral order of universal and global scope. Despite theoretical and philosophical debates concerning the existence, justification, and universality of human rights, the concrete violations of humanFile Size: 97KB.

    Ethics, the philosophical discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad and morally right and wrong. Its subject consists of fundamental issues of practical decision making, and its major concerns include the nature of ultimate value and the standards by which human actions can be morally evaluated.   Traditional history estimates Plato's birth was around B.C.E., but more modern scholars, tracing later events in his life, believe he was born between and B.C.E. Both of his parents.


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A Philosophical History of Rights by Gary Herbert Download PDF EPUB FB2

In A Philosophical History of Rights, Gary B. Herbert traces the historical evolution of the concept and the transformation of the problems through which the concept is defined. The volume examines the early history of rights as they existed in ancient Greece, and locates the first philosophical inquiry into the nature of rights in Platonic and Aristotelian by: absolute abstract according account of nature actions apostolic poverty argued Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle’s become Bentham citizens civil society claim clan coexistent freedom common conatus conceived concept of rights concern consciousness corporation created Declaration dominium duty established ethical existence explains external fact Fichte Fichte’s God’s Greek Grotius Hegel says hence Historical School Hobbes and Locke Hobbes’s Hobbesian Homeric human rights idea.

Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device by: The volume examines the early history of rights as they existed in ancient Greece, and locates the first philosophical inquiry into the nature of rights in Platonic and Aristotelian accounts.

He traces Roman jurisprudence to the advent of Christianity, to the divine right of kings. 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/5(12).

This book offers a survey of current thinking on the philosophical foundations of human rights. Divided into four parts, this book focuses first on the moral grounds of human rights, for example in our dignity, agency, interests or needs.

the debate on the philosophical foundations of human rights, such as the idea of a list of minimal goods/opportunities required for a minimally decent life, and the related notion of “human functioning” This volume is the first to survey the growing field of the philosophical foundations of human Size: KB.

The theme of human rights as moral precepts, indeed, makes especially clear that the what is mainly occurring today is the erection of a freestanding “history of human rights” — for excellent prior historians understood rights were a minor theme (at the very earliest) in medieval philosophy or early modern moral thought.

To find the best books on the history of Philosophy, we must first identify the level of the student. I will answer for the beginner and for the advanced student.

For the beginner, perhaps the best book is by a world-class World Historian, namely, Will Durant. His book is, The Story of Philosophy ().

A word of warning. John Marenbon is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and teaches the History of Philosophy.

His books include Early Medieval Philosophy (): An Introduction, and Later Medieval Author: Guardian Staff. The rights of nature: a history of environmental ethics User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Historian Nash systematically traces the philosophical concept of man and nature from ancient to modern times in an engaging and readable manner.5/5(2).

This was a hard book to read, as I am totally new to philosophy, it was really challenging, the terms and the language were complex specially iam not a native English speaker, however It was an amazing journey in the history of philosophy, alot of ideas and an eye opener on why lots of events and ideas occurred in the human history.4/5.

The Rights of Nature is an important book of intellectual as well as activist history and should not go unread by anyone wishing to get a general overview of the various strands of environmental thought in western civilization.

However, Nash's book does contain one important shortcoming from a philosophic by: Your next choice, Causing Death and Saving Lives by the English philosopher Jonathan Glover, is another work on moral philosophy. When I was an undergraduate, this book made me think philosophy was really worth studying.

It showed me that philosophy isn’t nitpicking or school debating societies, but rather a subject that gets right to the heart of what matters. I think this will be a book enjoyed mainly by philosophy academics and their students, but it gave me a lot to think about and even more to research (which will take quite some time).

If you have an interest in this aspect of philosophy or of history, it is 4/5(3). What makes something a human right. What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law.

What are the difficulties of appealing to human rights?This book offers the first comprehensive survey of current thinking on the philosophical foundations of human rights.

Divided into four parts, this book focusses firstly on the moral grounds of human rights. Philosophy of history is the philosophical study of history and its term was coined by French philosopher Voltaire.

In contemporary philosophy a distinction has developed between speculative philosophy of history and critical philosophy of history, now referred to as former questions the meaning and purpose of the historical process whereas the.

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The philosopher tells us about some of those who've looked for answers, from Plato to Primo Levi. He picks the best books on moral philosophy.

You have chosen mostly non-philosophical books. I teach philosophy, especially ethics. This could be a list of books by the great philosophers, but only one of them fits that description.

The last years can be described as pivotal in our appreciation of human rights. From the Déclaration des droits internationaux de l'homme of to the more recent discussion of the establishment of an International Court of Justice, the notions of 'rights' and 'international human rights' have extended beyond rarefied philosophical discourse to become part of our basic.

The Philosophy Book of the 'Big Ideas Simply Explained' series is exactly what the title alludes to, and it doesn't disappoint in the least. It's a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview of philosophical thought from its origins in the ancient world to contemporary times/5.History.

The idea that certain rights are natural or inalienable also has a history dating back at least to the Stoics of late Antiquity, through Catholic law of the early Middle Ages, and descending through the Protestant Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment to today.

The existence of natural rights has been asserted by different individuals on different premises, such as a priori.Journal of the History of Philosophy (JHP) is an international journal that publishes articles, notes, discussions, and reviews about the history of Western philosophy, broadly conceived.

JHP takes its mandate from a motion passed by the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in December.