The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, by Micheline Ishay PDF

By Micheline Ishay

The second one variation of The Human Rights Reader offers a dramatically revised association and up to date decisions, together with items on globalization and the struggle on terrorism. every one a part of the Reader corresponds to 5 historic levels within the background of human rights and explores for every the arguments, debates, and problems with inclusiveness relevant to these eras. This variation is the main accomplished and up to date choice of essays, speeches, and files from ancient and modern resources, all of that are now positioned in context with Micheline Ishay’s titanic advent to the reader as an entire and invaluable introductions to every half and bankruptcy.

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For this reason, Nature has lavishly yielded such a wealth of things adapted to man’s convenience and use that what she produces seems intended as a gift to us, and not brought forth by chance; and this is true, not only of what the fertile earth bountifully bestows in the form of grain and fruit, but also of the animals; for it is clear that some of them have been created to be man’s slaves, some to supply him with their products, and others to serve as his food. … But out of all the material of the philosophers’ discussions, surely there comes nothing more valuable than the full realization that we are born for Justice, and that right is based, not upon men’s opinions, but upon Nature.

Assuming that enough has been already said in discussions outside the school concerning the best life, we will now only repeat what is contained in them. Certainly no one will dispute the propriety of that partition 13 14 | THE HUMAN RIGHTS READER of goods which separates them into three classes, viz. external goods, goods of the body, and goods of the soul, or deny that the happy man must have all three. For no one would maintain that he is happy who has not in him a particle of courage or temperance or justice or prudence, who is afraid of every insect which flutters past him, and will commit any crime, however great, in order to gratify his lust of meat or drink, who will sacrifice his dearest friend for the sake of half-a-farthing, and is as feeble and false in mind as a child or a madman.

2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author. 2 HAMMURABI CODE: ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND CIVIL RIGHTS (C. ) If a man has come forward in a case to bear witness to a felony and then has not proved the statement that he has made; if that case is a capital one, that man shall be put to death. Freedom of Speech and Its Limitations If he has come forward to bear witness to [a claim for] corn or money, he shall remain liable for the penalty for that suit.

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