Applied Ethics and Human Rights: Conceptual Analysis and Contextual Applications

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Shashi Motilal
Anthem Press, 2011 - Philosophy - 374 pages
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The core concern underlying the various problems in applied ethics is that of human rights. While most writings on human rights deal with its legal, political and socio-economic aspects, this collection instead addresses the philosophical aspect which has hitherto been neglected. Furthermore, the book explores the Indian counterpart of the idea of human rights which can be found in the notion of 'dharma'.

The text addresses issues of conceptual analysis as well as contextual applications of the idea of human rights and its fine nuances. It also contains papers which analyze the concept of 'dharma', raising questions on whether this concept can do 'double duty' for the notions of human rights as well as the notion of human duties. The collection offers papers on human rights issues of different categories of people, including ethnic minorities, homosexuals, women, mentally ill people and prisoners. The papers in this volume also afford grounds for comparative study.

 

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Contents

Rajenam Pmsaa
33
Why Moral Relativism Does Not Make Sense
51
Human Rights A A Theoretical Foray
57
Moral Relativism and Human Rights
67
Complicity and Responsibility
83
Pmtap Bzanu Mezta
91
Moral Foundations of Social Order as Suggested
101
Modern Western Conception ofjustice as Equality before
109
Ethics Human Rights and the LGBT Discourse in India
151
Locating in Context
171
l5 Rights of the Mad in Mental Health Sciences
193
Towards Ethics inof Abortion
219
Intellectual Property
253
Moral Obligation to Fight for the Prevention of Greater
293
Globalisation and Human Rights
315
Copyright

Fragile Identities and Constructed Rights
129

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Shashi Motilal is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Delhi.

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