Inherent Human Rights

Morsink asserts that all people have human rights simply by virtue of being born into the human family and that we can know these rights without the aid of experts. He shows how the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights grew out of Enlightenment principles honed by a shared revulsion at the horrors of the Holocaust.

Inherent Human Rights
Philosophical Roots of the Universal Declaration

Johannes Morsink

2009 | 328 pages | Cloth $59.95
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Need to Think Beyond the Political
Chapter One: The Metaphysics of Inherence
Chapter Two: Obeying the Conscience of Humanity
Chapter Three: The Shortcomings of the Golden Rule
Chapter Four: Human Rights Cosmopolitanism
Chapter Five: The Charge of Unrealistic Utopianism
Chapter Six: Human Rights and Democratic Participation