The Philosophy of Human Rights (HRTD6906)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Master of Cultural Studies
- Master of Human Rights
- Master of International Relations
- Master of Jurisprudence
- Master of Public Policy
Further unit of study information
1x1500wd Take-home exam (35%) and 1x3500wd Essay (65%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.