Philosophy of Human Rights (PHIL2616)

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 Paine, Burke, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Tocqueville, Arendt, Schmitt, and Rawls.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1500wd take home exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points in Philosophy or Government and International Relations

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