This unit addresses central themes from the history and philosophy of human rights. Topics may include justifications for human rights, dangers and threats to human rights, the meaning and role of dignity, tensions between human rights and state sovereignty, as well as wider themes in political thought such as equality, liberty, and power. Thinkers may include Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, Marx, Arendt, Levi, Rawls, and Nussbaum.
|Unit name||Philosophy of Human Rights|
|Semester 2, 2020|
|Attendance mode||Normal day|
|12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations|
|Available to study abroad and exchange students||
Teaching staff and contact details
|Coordinator||Alexandre Lefebvre, email@example.com|