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Nonsense Upon Stilts? Tocqueville, Idealism, and the Expansion of the Moral Community

DAVID BOUCHER

in The Limits of Ethics in International Relations: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203529
eISBN:
9780191695490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203529.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the natural rights and natural law traditions ceased to become compelling and how they became philosophically bankrupt by the latter part of 19th century. Edmund Burke, ... More


Rise, February 1793–October 1851

Martin Ceadel

in Semi-Detached Idealists: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1854-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241170
eISBN:
9780191696893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241170.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The optimism regarding Britain's peace movement waned by the time of the Crimean War as during the 18th century there were already changing attitudes towards both international relations and ... More


Perplexities of Human Rights

Ayten Gündoğdu

in Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199370412
eISBN:
9780199370443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370412.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines the distinctive contours of Arendt’s critique of human rights and centers on her analysis of “the perplexities of the Rights of Man” in The Origins of Totalitarianism. Arendt’s ... More


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