SW5
PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN RIGHTS: QUESTIONS ON DIGNITY AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION
CONVENOR: MARTIN HAPLA
Despite its success in practice, the concept of human rights provokes skepticism and is the subject of constant philosophical debate. The workshop will focus on the analysis of how these rights are justified. There will be issues such as: Can dignity serve as a justification or ground for human rights? What is the relationship between dignity and human rights? What are the alternatives to such an approach in human rights philosophy? Is there a credible justification of human rights as universal moral rights without the concept of dignity?