In Rowan Cruft, S. Matthew Liao & Massimo Renzo (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-44 (2015)

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Massimo Renzo
King's College London
Rowan Cruft
University of Stirling
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The introduction introduces the history of the concept of human rights and its philosophical genealogy. It raises questions of the nature of human rights, the grounds of human rights, difference between proposed and actual human rights, and scepticism surrounding the very idea of human rights. In the course of this discussion, it concludes that the diversity of positions on human rights is a sign of the intellectual, cultural, and political fertility of the notion of human rights. The chapter concludes with an overview of the chapters present in the volume.
Keywords Human Rights  Ground of Human Rights  Nature of Human Rights  Natural Rights  Group Rights  Moral Rights  Legal Rights
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