In this short piece, I suggest that Seyla Benhabib?s discourse-theoretic account of human rights succeeds in avoiding the charge of anti-parochialism only at the cost of failing to provide concrete and plausible enough guidance in identifying the holders, duty-bearers, and objects of human rights. I then conclude with a few reflections on what type of guidance may be plausibly expected from a discourse-theoretic approach.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2014|
- human rights
- discourse theory
- political- vs. natural-rights views