Rawls on human rights: A review essay [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Ethics 12 (1):105 - 122 (2008)
In this essay, I first evaluate the conceptual analysis of human rights by Wilfried Hinsch and Markus Stepanians. Next I criticize Allen Buchanan’s claim that Rawls did not address basic human interests/capabilities theories of human nature. I argue Buchanan is doubly mistaken when he claims that John Rawls sought to avoid such theories because they are comprehensive doctrines. Then I evaluate David Reidy’s defense of Rawls, while questioning his efforts to show how Rawls’s list of human rights could be expanded. Finally, I accept James Nickel’s argument that Rawls has tied human rights too closely to intervention on their behalf. However, I reject his, and by implication Rawls’s, refusal to accept a two-tiered approach to human rights.
|Keywords||Basic human interests/capabilities theories Allen Buchanan burdened peoples David A. Reidy duties of third parties Henry Shue human rights intervention James W. Nickel John Rawls Amartya Sen Markus Stepanians Wilfried Hinsch|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Blain Neufeld (2013). Liberal Foreign Policy and the Ideal of Fair Social Cooperation. Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (3):291-308.
Similar books and articles
Russell Disilvestro (2005). Human Embryos in the Original Position? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (3):285 – 304.
David A. Reidy, D. J. & D. Ph (2008). William Talbott's Which Rights Should Be Universal? [REVIEW] Human Rights Review 9 (2):181-191.
David A. Reidy (2004). Rawls on International Justice: A Defense. Political Theory 32 (3):291-319.
Burleigh T. Wilkins (2007). Principles for the Law of Peoples. Journal of Ethics 11 (2):161 - 175.
John Tasioulas (2009). Are Human Rights Essentially Triggers for Intervention? Philosophy Compass 4 (6):938-950.
Chris Naticchia (2005). The Law of Peoples: The Old and the New. Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (3):353-369.
Antonio Pérez-Estévez (2007). May Western Rights, by Extension, Become Human Rights? The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 3:61-72.
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (2004). International Justice, Human Rights and Neutrality. Res Publica 10 (2):153-174.
Joseph Raz (2010). Human Rights Without Foundations. In J. Tasioulas & S. Besson (eds.), The Philosphy of International Law. Oxford University Press
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads49 ( #90,721 of 1,934,588 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #434,272 of 1,934,588 )
How can I increase my downloads?