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The Resource Reconstructing human rights : a pragmatist and pluralist inquiry in global ethics, Joe Hoover

Reconstructing human rights : a pragmatist and pluralist inquiry in global ethics, Joe Hoover

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Reconstructing human rights : a pragmatist and pluralist inquiry in global ethics
Title
Reconstructing human rights
Title remainder
a pragmatist and pluralist inquiry in global ethics
Statement of responsibility
Joe Hoover
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in a human rights world. The language of human rights claims and numerous human rights institutions shape almost all aspects of our political lives, yet we struggle to know how to judge this development. Scholars give us good reason to be both supportive and sceptical of the universal claims that human rights enable, alternatively suggesting that they are pillars of cross-cultural understanding of justice or the ideological justification of a violent and exclusionary global order. All too often, however, our evaluations of our human rights world are not based on sustained consideration of; their complex, ambiguous, and often contradictory consequences. Reconstructing Human Rights argues that human rights are only as good as the ends they help us realize. We must attend to what ethical principles actually do in the world to know their value. For human rights we need to consider how the identity of humanity and the concept of rights shape our thinking, structure our political activity, and contribute to social change. Reconstructing Human Rights defends human rights as a tool that should enable us to challenge political authority and established constellations of political membership by making new claims possible. Human rights mobilize the identity of humanity to make demands upon the terms of legitimate authority, and challenge established political memberships. In this work, it is argued that this fool should be guided by a democratizing ethos, the pursuit of which enables claims for more democratic forms of politics and more inclusive political communities. While this work directly engages with debates about human rights in philosophy and political theory, in connecting our evaluations of the value of human rights to their worldly consequences it will also be of interest to scholars considering human rights across disciplines, including law, sociology, and anthropology. Book jacket
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DLC
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1892-1963
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Hoover, Joe
Index
index present
LC call number
K3240
LC item number
.H635 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
Label
Reconstructing human rights : a pragmatist and pluralist inquiry in global ethics, Joe Hoover
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reconstructing human rights
  • Human rights and the ethics of uncertainty
  • Human rights and the politics of uncertainty
  • Human rights as situationist ethics
  • Human rights as agonistic politics
  • Human rights as democratizing ethos
  • Conclusion
Control code
943701777
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780198782803
Lccn
2015957134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943701777
Label
Reconstructing human rights : a pragmatist and pluralist inquiry in global ethics, Joe Hoover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reconstructing human rights
  • Human rights and the ethics of uncertainty
  • Human rights and the politics of uncertainty
  • Human rights as situationist ethics
  • Human rights as agonistic politics
  • Human rights as democratizing ethos
  • Conclusion
Control code
943701777
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780198782803
Lccn
2015957134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943701777

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