Griffin on Human Rights

2015.05.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roger Crisp (ed.), Griffin on Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2014, 237pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199668731.
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2015.05.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roger Crisp (ed.), Griffin on Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2014, 237pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199668731. Reviewed by Christine Straehle, University of Ottawa One of the possible merits of an edited collection of essays discussing an earlier work is that, if done well, it can provide an excellent introduction to different aspects of the volume under consideration while also reflecting the state of the debate. This is such a book. The contributors are all deeply engaged with James Griffin's On Human Rights[1], while also providing some of their own views on the moral foundations of human rights. And although Griffin wonders in his reply at the end of the book how some of the commentators may have "managed to so misunderstand" him (211), each contributor raises important concerns with Griffin's account, motivated by the aim to provide a plausible, defensible and, ultimately, ethics-relevant. . .

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