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Reimagining human rights : religion and the common good, William R. O'Neill

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Reimagining human rights : religion and the common good
Title
Reimagining human rights
Title remainder
religion and the common good
Statement of responsibility
William R. O'Neill
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Language
eng
Summary
"Jeremy Bentham described the idea of human rights as "rhetorical nonsense." In this book, which is proposed for the Moral Traditions series, William O'Neill shows that the rhetorical aspect of human rights is in fact crucial. He does so by examining how victims and their advocates embrace the rhetoric of human rights to tell their stories. It is a history of human rights "from below," showing what victims of atrocity and advocates do with rights. Using a group of American writings, including Desmond Tutu's on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, O'Neill reconciles the false dichotomy between the individualistic perspective of the human rights theory of Kant, Rousseau, and Rawls and the communitarian approach of Burke, Bentham, and Alasdair Macintyre. He shows that the testimony of the victims of atrocities leads us to a new conception of the common good, based both on abstract theories of individual human rights and the circumstances and history of particular societies. The book then applies this new approach to three areas: race and mass incarceration in the U.S, the politics of immigration and refugee policy, and our duties to the next generation and the non-human world"--
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O'Neill, William R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Moral traditions series
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Social justice
  • Common good
  • Common good
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Social justice
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Reimagining human rights : religion and the common good, William R. O'Neill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-230) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting Rights -- Justifying Rights -- Rights and Religion -- Applying Human Rights
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781647120351
Lccn
2020006439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1141026580
Label
Reimagining human rights : religion and the common good, William R. O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-230) 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
Interpreting Rights -- Justifying Rights -- Rights and Religion -- Applying Human Rights
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781647120351
Lccn
2020006439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1141026580

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