Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Griffin on Human Rights

Edited by: Roger Crisp

ISBN13: 9780199668731
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £35.00



In stock.

Human rights are one of the most controversial and widely discussed ideas in contemporary politics, ethics, and law. In recent decades, the philosophy of human rights has become one of the most lively areas in philosophy. One of the most significant contributors to the debate has been James Griffin, formerly White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

In his book, On Human Rights, and in other work, Griffin has defended the view that contemporary judicial understandings of human rights rest on an insecure theoretical basis. This has had the result that the language of human rights has been over-extended, and consequently has less force where it really matters.

On Griffin's view, human rights are best understood as protections of our agency and personhood, and he argues his case with reference to many real-life human rights cases. Griffin's book has led to a great deal of discussion, and this volume collects several of the most significant responses to Griffin by internationally leading moral and political philosophers.

It also includes a response by Griffin himself. The book does not require first-hand knowledge of Griffin's work, and, while being required reading for scholars of human rights, will also make an ideal book for a undergraduate or graduate seminar on human rights.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
1. Two Approaches to Human Rights
2. Taking the Rights out of Human Rights
3. When the Good Alone isn't Enough
4. The Egalitarianism of Human Rights
5. Human Rights, Human Agency and Respect: Extending Griffin's View
6. Griffin on Human Rights: Form and Substance
7. Personhood versus Human Needs as Grounds for Human Rights
8. Griffin on Human Rights
9. Griffin on Human Rights to Liberty
10. Replies