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Author Leuprecht, Peter
Title Reason, Justice and Dignity : A Journey to Some Unexplored Sources of Human Rights
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (121 pages)
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Series Nijhoff Law Specials Ser. ; v.77
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Note Intro -- Reason, Justice and Dignity -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Why this Book? -- A Journey to Some Unexplored Sources of Human Rights -- I First Stage - Harmony Through Humaneness -- 1 Confucius - loving the other -- 2 Mencius - the thinking heart -- 3 What have we discovered? -- II Second Stage - Faith and Reason -- 1 Avicenna - the rational soul -- 2 Averroes - the primacy of autonomous reason -- 3 Ibn Khaldun - the global thinker -- 4 What have We Discovered? -- III Third Stage - The Equal Dignity of Others -- Context: the Theory and Practice of Christian Imperialism -- 1 Bartolomé de Las Casas - Champion of the "Indians" -- 2 Francisco de Vioria - Tormented Doubter and Father of International Law -- 3 What have We Discovered? -- Conclusion -- What Have We Discovered? -- What are We Bringing Home from Our Journey? - A Powerful Incentive to Promote Intercultural and Inter-religious Dialogue -- Index
The book takes the reader on a journey to unexplored sources of human rights: ancient China, the golden age of Islam and 16th century Spain. All three share a strong belief in reason, justice and human dignity
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Leuprecht, Peter Reason, Justice and Dignity : A Journey to Some Unexplored Sources of Human Rights Leiden : BRILL,c2011 9789004220430
Subject Human rights -- History.;Human rights -- China -- History -- To 1500.;Human rights -- Islamic Empire -- History -- To 1500.;Human rights -- Spain -- History -- 16th century
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