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Conceptions of Human Rights

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter considers moral realism, our capacity for moral judgment, the diversity of systems

    of moral belief, and the normative force of human rights. It argues that the justification of moral

    practice, as we ordinarily understand it, does not require belief in God. Indeed, in some areas of ethical

    theory, atheism has explanatory advantages over theism.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Neil, D. (2019). Conceptions of Human Rights. In J. W. Koterski & G. Oppy (Eds.), Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy (pp. 482-487). Farmington Hills, United States: Macmillan Reference. https://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do;jsessionid=E045E54355FB506BF8E09F1A0FACA7EA?N=197+4294921852&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=2033459010389458691485447724320649441&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial 2019

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780028664453

Book Title


  • Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy

Start Page


  • 482

End Page


  • 487

Place Of Publication


  • Farmington Hills, United States

Abstract


  • This chapter considers moral realism, our capacity for moral judgment, the diversity of systems

    of moral belief, and the normative force of human rights. It argues that the justification of moral

    practice, as we ordinarily understand it, does not require belief in God. Indeed, in some areas of ethical

    theory, atheism has explanatory advantages over theism.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Neil, D. (2019). Conceptions of Human Rights. In J. W. Koterski & G. Oppy (Eds.), Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy (pp. 482-487). Farmington Hills, United States: Macmillan Reference. https://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do;jsessionid=E045E54355FB506BF8E09F1A0FACA7EA?N=197+4294921852&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=2033459010389458691485447724320649441&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial 2019

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780028664453

Book Title


  • Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy

Start Page


  • 482

End Page


  • 487

Place Of Publication


  • Farmington Hills, United States