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Mänskligt värde och dess betydelse för mänskliga rättigheter

Vilhelmsson, Jonas LU (2011) MRSK30 20102
Human Rights Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
The foundation in which human rights are grounded is the idea of human dignity. Human rights are based on the idea that we as humans have an equal inherent dignity, which grants us rights. That an inherent human dignity exists is however something not everyone agrees upon. That is why I in this essay analyze the importance of human dignity for human rights. In order to analyze this, I discuss whether human rights would change if they were based on another foundation, than human dignity. The alternative foundation for human rights I discuss in this essay is a foundation based on utilitarianism. By discussing how a utilitarian foundation would change human rights, the importance of human dignity as the foundation of human rights becomes... (More)
The foundation in which human rights are grounded is the idea of human dignity. Human rights are based on the idea that we as humans have an equal inherent dignity, which grants us rights. That an inherent human dignity exists is however something not everyone agrees upon. That is why I in this essay analyze the importance of human dignity for human rights. In order to analyze this, I discuss whether human rights would change if they were based on another foundation, than human dignity. The alternative foundation for human rights I discuss in this essay is a foundation based on utilitarianism. By discussing how a utilitarian foundation would change human rights, the importance of human dignity as the foundation of human rights becomes visible. My conclusions are that a utilitarian foundation for human rights would not be sufficient, and that the idea of human dignity is of great importance for the whole concept of human rights. (Less)
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author
Vilhelmsson, Jonas LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Utilitarianism, Human Rights, Human Dignity
language
Swedish
id
1759409
date added to LUP
2011-02-07 19:46:00
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2014-09-04 08:27:54
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  abstract     = {The foundation in which human rights are grounded is the idea of human dignity. Human rights are based on the idea that we as humans have an equal inherent dignity, which grants us rights. That an inherent human dignity exists is however something not everyone agrees upon. That is why I in this essay analyze the importance of human dignity for human rights. In order to analyze this, I discuss whether human rights would change if they were based on another foundation, than human dignity. The alternative foundation for human rights I discuss in this essay is a foundation based on utilitarianism. By discussing how a utilitarian foundation would change human rights, the importance of human dignity as the foundation of human rights becomes visible. My conclusions are that a utilitarian foundation for human rights would not be sufficient, and that the idea of human dignity is of great importance for the whole concept of human rights.},
  author       = {Vilhelmsson, Jonas},
  keyword      = {Utilitarianism,Human Rights,Human Dignity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mänskligt värde och dess betydelse för mänskliga rättigheter},
  year         = {2011},
}