Human Rights Revisited: a Pragmatic Approach

Memmi, Daniel (2018). « Human Rights Revisited: a Pragmatic Approach ». Prépublication. (Montréal, QC, UQAM). 20 p.

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Human rights are one of the main tenets of contemporary political discourse. They aim at the protection of individuals from all kinds of political oppression. Yet their theoretical basis is debatable, and they can be seen as a specific product of Western culture (the natural law tradition), which should not be imposed on other cultures. We will propose here a pragmatic justification of human rights that could be truly universal and culture-neutral. This pragmatic viewpoint should be compatible in particular with traditional Chinese culture. Such a stance would redefine human rights to some extent, making them more flexible and contextual, but also possibly more susceptible to social pressure.

Type: Prépublication
Mots-clés ou Sujets: human rights, natural law tradition, Asian values, Chinese culture, pragmatism, communitarianism
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences > Département d'informatique
Déposé par: Daniel Memmi
Date de dépôt: 18 janv. 2019 11:48
Dernière modification: 18 janv. 2019 11:48
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