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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 2103 [0.5 credit]

Philosophy of Human Rights

Philosophical introduction to human rights sources, concepts, justifications, consequences, and challenges to them. Evolution of selected human rights as a) demands made in political struggles; b) declarations supported by moral or political principles and arguments; c) codes ratified and implemented by governments and international organizations.
Prerequisite: a course in philosophy or second-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

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