Actualizing Human Rights
Global Inequality, Future People, and Motivation
Taylor & Francis Group published Actualizing Human Rights. Global Inequality, Future People, and Motivation by Dr Jos Philips (Ethics Institute) on 13 May.
Taking a perspective from moral and political philosophy, the book focuses on two challenges to human rights that have until now received little attention, but that need to be addressed if human rights are to remain plausible as a global ideal.
Firstly, the challenge of global inequality: how, if at all, can one be sincerely committed to human rights in a structurally greatly unequal world that produces widespread inequalities of human rights protection? Secondly, the challenge of future people: how to adequately include future people in human rights, and how to set adequate priorities between the present and the future, especially in times of climate change?
Author: Jos Philips
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (e-book, open access): 9781003011569