Units of Study

HRTD6906 - The Philosophy of Human Rights

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alexandre Lefebvre
Phone: +61 2 9351 4945
Email: alex.lefebvre@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit addresses central themes from the history and philosophy of human rights. Topics may include the relationship between human rights and religion, natural law, moral and aesthetic justifications of human rights, claims and challenges to universality of the part of human rights, and tensions between human rights and state sovereignty. Thinkers may include Saint Paul, Kant, Burke, Tocqueville, Arendt, Schmitt, and Rawls.

Assessments

1x1500wd take-home exam (35%) and 1x3500wd essay (65%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week

Prohibitions

PHIL7607

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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