The Idea of Human Rights in Global Contexts: The Equality Dimension

  • Marie-Luisa FrickEmail author


In this chapter, the previously outlined method of evaluating the compatibility of certain views and practices with human rights is applied to the equality dimension of human rights. I discuss inclusivist resources in religious as well as non-religious worldviews that can strengthen the notion of a principal equal worth of human beings, and scan various obstacles in that regard. The case examples include religious supremacy, nationalism, misogyny, and “moral disgust”.


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