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By Claudio Corradetti

This booklet offers a distinct choice of the main correct views in modern human rights philosophy. diverse highbrow traditions are introduced jointly to discover many of the center postmodern matters demanding general justifications. extensively obtainable additionally to non specialists, contributions target at starting new views at the state-of-the-art of the philosophy of human rights. This makes this ebook quite appropriate to human rights specialists in addition to grasp and doctoral scholars. extra, whereas conceived in a uniform and homogeneous approach, the e-book is internally equipped round 3 principal issues: an advent to theories of rights and their relation to values; a collection of contributions proposing the most influential modern thoughts; and eventually a couple of articles comparing these empirical demanding situations springing from the implementation of human rights. This particular set-up of the ebook presents readers with a stimulating presentation of a turning out to be and interconnecting variety of difficulties that post-natural legislation theories face at the present time. whereas lots of the contributions are new and particularly conceived for the current party, the amount comprises additionally a few lately released influential essays on rights, democracy and their political implementation.

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