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Reflections on Human Rights and Power

Pablo Gilabert

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the tensions between the normative ideal of human rights and the facts of asymmetric power. First, it reconstructs and assesses important power-related worries about human ... More


Reflections on Human Rights and Power: A Commentary

Elizabeth Frazer

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This commentary focuses on two elements of Gilabert’s argument. These are, first, the account of and treatment of the question of the ‘existence’ or otherwise of human rights, and second, the use of ... More


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