Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Human Rights
Convenors: Inga Bostad and Claudio Corradetti
Selected key chapters are available via hyperlinks below
Friday 6 February Tore Lindholm
Christian Reus-Smit, Individual Rights and the Making of the International Systems, CUP, Cambridge, 2013
Your may, if you are unable to read the book, read the author's presentation of its main idea in Christian Reus-Smit, "Human Rights in a Global Ecumene" here, International Affairs (Vol.87, No.5), pp.1205-1218
Reus-Smit, Christian 2011 "Struggles for Individual Rights and the Expansion of the International System", Organization 65 (02): 207-42.
Friday 20 March Helgard Mahrdt
Hannah Arendt,The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man, Chap. 9 in The Origins of Totalitarism (1951), pp. 267-302.
Hanna Arendt: "We Refugees," (1943) in: The Jewish Writings ed. by Jerome Kohn and Ron Feldman, New Yourk Schocken Books 2007, pp. 264-274
Friday 10 April Kristoffer Liden
Jürgen Habermas, 'Kant`s Idea of Perpetual Peace: At Two Hundered Years`Historical Remove,' in The Inclusion of the Other: Study in Political Theory, ed. Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1999: 167-201.
Monday 18 Mai Gorana Ognjenovic
Human Rights from a social philosophical perspective.
Ulrich Beck Critical Theory of World Risk Society: A Cosmopolitan Vision, Constellations, 16,1 2009.
Secular and Religious Approaches to International Ethics, Law, and Rights: How Are They Different. Pref. and Introd. to Gregory Reichberg, Henrik Syse & Nicloe Hartwell (eds.), Religion, Ethics, and War - a Sourcebook of Textual Traditions, Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, 2014 Friday 19 June Dina Townsend (POSTPONED date to be announced) R. Rorty, Human Rights, Rationality and Senimentality, in "Truth and Progress, Philosopical Papers", vol. 3, chap. 9, 167-185.