The End of Human Rights?

James RICE

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Abstract

In an article entitled, “Imagining Human Rights” Professor Ian Ward considers the fate of human rights at the beginning of the twenty-first century. While, as he argues, human rights have been seen as an epitome of liberalism’s triumph, this perception has come to be regarded as a delusion amid the acts of genocide and inhumanity that have characterized the past decade. Ward argues for a re-evaluation of the idea of human rights through an accommodation of “sense and sensibility” that allows for a vision of a pluralistic conception of human rights. This paper seeks to refute this view. In this respect, it examines Kant’s views on human freedom as well as the relevance of Dworkin’s notion of “integrity” in terms of achieving a workable framework for the achievement of human rights despite diverse and competing notions of justice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-151
Number of pages17
JournalThe International Journal of Applied Philosophy
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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RICE, James. / The End of Human Rights?. In: The International Journal of Applied Philosophy. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 135-151.
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