Credit points: 15
This subject deals with philosophical issues concerning rights. It examines views about the nature and justification of rights and the duties associated with them. It asks what rights we have against our governments, what duties and obligations we have towards our fellow citizens, as well as whether there is any conflict between democracy and rights. It also considers whether people have universal human rights and how they are related to other views about values and obligations. Finally, it addresses some controversial issues: If human rights are universal, do we have obligations to citizens of other nations? Is there a human right to health? Does global poverty constitute a human rights violation?
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Bognar
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Any first year philosophy, legal studies or politics subject or permission from subject coordinator.
Incompatible subjects PHI3HUR
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Bognar
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Final essay (2000 words)||50|
|Short assignments (adding up to 2000 words)||50|