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Human Rights Across Cultures
PHIL 270
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: EAST 270

Are human rights universal? Do cultural differences matter to judgments about human rights? This course will seek answers to such questions in two stages. First we will explore the histories of various human rights discourses, focusing primarily on Europe, the United States, and China. Then we will examine different contemporary reactions to the possibility of plural conceptions of human rights. We will look primarily at philosophical materials, but will also pay some attention to the premises of international legal documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to the assumptions behind activist organizations like Amnesty International.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: Any Philosophy Course
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CIVI-MN)(HRAD-MN)(MUST-MN)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)

Last Updated on MAY-28-2024
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