LAW7695 - Philosophy of Human Rights

LAW7695 - Philosophy of Human Rights

Course Number: 

7695

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course will examine philosophical conceptions and critiques of human rights. It will consider the classical theories of rights developed by Locke and Rousseau and then the anti-rights positions of Betham and Marx. The discussion will then move to the contemporary accounts of Rawls, T.M. Scanlon, and Habermas and to the criticisms formulated by Richard Rorty and Bernard Williams.