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Onora O'Neill: Positivists, Pluralists and the Justification of Human Rights

Wanneer:do 08-10-2015 20:00 - 21:30
Waar:Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Is justification of human rights unnecessary? Is it sufficient that they are legally and ethically widely accepted? Human rights have never been more widely accepted and endorsed, although respect for and realisation of them remains patchy. Yet paradoxically there is no greater certainty or agreement on their justification than there used to be. To a considerable extent this is because...(continue reading...)

This lecture is organized by the Faculty of Philosophy in cooperation with Studium Generale Groningen. It  is part of a series of lectures by prominent thinkers, organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Philosophy as one of the ten Faculties of the University of Groningen.