Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: A Philosophical Approach

2014.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Flynn, Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: A Philosophical Approach, Routledge, 2014, 223pp., $125.00
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2014.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Flynn, Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: A Philosophical Approach, Routledge, 2014, 223pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415706025. Reviewed by Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University Human rights are brandished, criticized, and debated on streets and in seminars the world over. To some, human rights promise a firm foundation for healthy and equitable societies; to others, they imperil age-old values at the cores of people's identities. To give just one example, Malaysia's prime minister recently worried about "human rightism," which he characterized as a new religion that posed a major threat to the Islamic faith (Malay Mail Online, May 14, 2014). Jeffrey Flynn's important new book is aimed at the central issues raised as actors around the globe grapple with the apparent tension between the universal aspirations of human rights and our manifest differences. Although Flynn's starting. . .

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