PL EN


2020 | 75 | 7 | 513 – 526
Article title

PROBLÉM ZALOŽENÍ A LEGITIMIZACE LIDSKÝCH PRÁV

Authors
Content
Title variants
EN
Problem of foundation and legitimization of human rights
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
Human rights are currently the subject of several complex questions that are political, social, or legal in its nature. In order to address these problems meaningfully, we must take also into account a more general philosophical context and we should have a clearer idea of what human rights are and on what foundations they are based. In the study, we discuss whether we currently have a fully philosophically based conception of the foundation and legitimization of human rights. We present various current approaches that are candidates for solving this problem and we offer their critical evaluation. The starting point for us is the idea of human rights as obvious truths and approaches derived from it based on rational or emotional evidence. We also deal with the possibility of establishment of human rights utilizing concept of natural law, utilitarian approaches, and conceptions based on the idea of dignity. Some other related theories and historical contexts of the analysed conceptions are also briefly mentioned. We wrap up the text with conclusion that a completely satisfactory philosophical theory of human rights is still not available, and we also put forward our recommendations for solving the presented problems of the investigated theories.
Keywords
Year
Volume
75
Issue
7
Pages
513 – 526
Physical description
Contributors
  • Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, Katedra filosofie, Nám. W. Churchilla 1938/4, 130 67 Praha 3 – Žižkov, Czech Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.cejsh-e1802ed8-1268-4277-bb0b-25a8b1df2f9c
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.