Course

Introduction to Human Rights

Description

This course is an Introduction to the Philosophy of human rights. We will address some fundamental questions related to human rights, such as their nature, source, foundation and justification. We will investigate the emergence of the concept of human rights in the history Philosophy. We will explore the philosophical foundations of human rights in various traditions with thinkers such as Locke, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Arendt and Rawls, among others. At the end of the course, students should have a wide perspective on human rights and the ability to understand and appeal to the theoretical background for their application in various situations.

Credits

3

Language

en

Faculty

Philosophy

Professor

Jean-François Méthot

Course code

DPHY 2836

Room number

Zoom

Academic year

2021-2022

Semester

Fall

Level

Undergraduate

Time

Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.