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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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Reason, Justice and Dignity: A Journey to Some Unexplored Sources of Human Rights

ISBN13: 9789004220430
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00

Despatched in 11 to 13 days.

The term “human rights” is relatively recent. It was first used in the late 18th century, in the West. However, many of the basic ideas behind that concept had long been current in various other cultures and civilizations.

The book traces those ideas on a journey to some unexplored, or insufficiently explored, sources of what we now call human rights, in three stages: ancient China with Confucius and Mencius; the golden age of Islam with Avicenna, Averroes and Ibn Khaldun; and 16th century Spain with Las Casas and de Vitoria.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Why this book?
A journey to some unexplored sources of human rights
Chapter I: First Stage – Harmony through Humaneness: Confucius and Mencius
Section 1: Confucius – loving the other
Section 2: Mencius – the thinking heart
Section 3: What have we discovered?
Chapter II: Second Stage – Faith and Reason Avicenna, Averroes and Ibn Khaldun
Section 1: Avicenna – the rational soul
Section 2: Averroes – the primacy of autonomous reason
Section 3: Ibn Khaldun – the global thinker
Section 4: What have we discovered?
Chapter III: Third Stage – The Equal Dignity of Others: Bartolomé de Las Casas and Francisco de Vitoria
Context: the theory and practice of Christian imperialism
Section 1: Bartolomé de Las Casas – champion of the “Indians”
Section 2: Francisco de Vitoria – tormented doubter and father of international law
Section 3: What have we discovered?
Conclusion: What have we discovered?
What are we bringing home from our journey? - A powerful incentive to promote intercultural and inter-religious dialogue