Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/35763
Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filosofija / Philosophy (H001)
Author(s): Gordon, John-Stewart
Title: Human rights and cultural identity
Is part of: Baltic journal of law & politics [elektroninis išteklius]. Kaunas ; Berlin : Vytautas Magnus university ; Walter De Gruyter, 2015, Vol. 8, iss. 2
Extent: p. 112-135
Date: 2015
Keywords: Human rights;Clash of civilizations;Moral universalism;Moral relativism;Cultural identity
Abstract: Universal human rights and particular cultural identities, which are relativistic by nature, seem to stand in conflict with each other. It is commonly suggested that the relativistic natures of cultural identities undermine universal human rights and that human rights might compromise particular cultural identities in a globalised world. This article examines this supposed clash and suggests that it is possible to frame a human rights approach in such a way that it becomes the starting point and constraining framework for all non-deficient cultural identities. In other words, it is possible to depict human rights in a culturally sensitive way so that universal human rights can meet the demands of a moderate version of meta-ethical relativism which acknowledges a small universal core of objectively true or false moral statements and avers that, beyond that small core, all other moral statements are neither objectively true nor false
Internet: https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/bjlp.2015.8.issue-2/bjlp-2015-0021/bjlp-2015-0021.xml
https://www.vdu.lt/cris/bitstream/20.500.12259/35763/1/ISSN2029-0454_2015_V_8_2.PG_112-135.pdf
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/35763
https://doi.org/10.1515/bjlp-2015-0021
Affiliation(s): Filosofijos katedra
Humanitarinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 2015, vol. 8, iss. 2
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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