Title

Conceptions of Human Rights

RIS ID

133482

Publication Details

Neil, D. (2019). Conceptions of Human Rights. In J. W. Koterski & G. Oppy (Eds.), Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy (pp. 482-487). Farmington Hills, United States: Macmillan Reference. https://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do;jsessionid=E045E54355FB506BF8E09F1A0FACA7EA?N=197+4294921852&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=2033459010389458691485447724320649441&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial 2019

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Abstract

This chapter considers moral realism, our capacity for moral judgment, the diversity of systems of moral belief, and the normative force of human rights. It argues that the justification of moral practice, as we ordinarily understand it, does not require belief in God. Indeed, in some areas of ethical theory, atheism has explanatory advantages over theism.

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