Course Details

Analyzing Human Rights

We will read critically excerpts from Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Kant, Bentham and Mill. For the papers, students will choose one alleged human right and analyze it: Is it state-dependent? Is it feasible in today's world? Is it debatable? Is it a core human right or a peripheral one? Can there be a right without implementation? Are there any remedies if the right is denied? Text: Hayden, ed., The Philosophy of Human Rights. Students can earn 2 course credits, or three (with extra work). Writing credit can be earned if students go through three drafts of their paper (with feedback).


Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 644


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Analyzing Human Rights
Faculty: D'Amato, Anthony A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 14