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Commentary 7.5: Endgame

Jonathan Sinclair-Wilson

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points are troublesome metaphors. They may be more the products of our own imagination than any possible reality. Confusion and uncertainty, together with the possible suddenness and ... More


What Follows from Our Common Humanity?: The Institutional Stance, Human Rights, and Nonrelationism

Mathias Risse

in On Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142692
eISBN:
9781400845507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how our common humanity as a ground of justice leads to an account of human rights, which in turn generates a duty of assistance in building institutions. It first considers the ... More


Human Capabilities, Female Human Beings

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Nussbaum argues that the best way to tackle the issue of women's equality in developing countries is to begin with a conception of the human being and human functioning. By seeing certain ... More


Conclusion

Andy Mousley

in Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623181
eISBN:
9780748652211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter tries to end in the simultaneously idealistic and practical spirit of literary humanism, with a thumbnail sketch, adapted from Gonzalo, of what life might be like. Although one might ... More


Humanitarian alternatives

Stuart Rees

in Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356974
eISBN:
9781447357018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356974.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on humanitarian alternatives as a response to the persistence of cruelty worldwide. It explores the diverse forms of advocacy for a common humanity through literacy about ... More


Humanity on a bonfire

Stuart Rees

in Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356974
eISBN:
9781447357018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356974.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that in analyses of cruelty, if the rules and niceties of social commentary and academic rigour are removed, the chequered picture of subtle and not-so-subtle differences in ... More


International Order Beneath an Empty Sky

William Bain

in Political Theology of International Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859901
eISBN:
9780191892301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859901.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out a tension that arises in a world that is dominated by the theory of imposed order, yet makes room for the theory of immanent order as a rhetoric that is set against what it done ... More


A Common Heritage Fund for Future Generations

Marcel Szabó

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

The chapter reconsiders the idea of the Common Heritage Fund (CHF) to be established as an efficient international law structure for the promotion of intra- and intergenerational justice. Through the ... More


Empathy and the Meanings of Human Rights in Human Lives

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199930388
eISBN:
9780190490102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930388.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Empathy makes an epistemic contribution to human rights. The account of empathy advocated in this chapter blends key elements from ordinary speech with helpful distinctions from David Hume and Adam ... More


Compassion

Sandro Galea

in The Contagion Next Time

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197576427
eISBN:
9780197576458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576427.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter evaluates the central role of compassion in preventing the contagion next time. During COVID-19, compassion revealed just how many people in the United States are deeply vulnerable to ... More


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