Publisher: New City Press
ISBN Number: 978-1-56548-541-9
Page Count: 292
Who deserves human rights?
The answer to this question is the crux of all moral and political action in society, and defines our character as individuals and as nations. Murphy and her co-authors seek to answer this vital question in this accessible and succinct handbook on the Consistent Life Ethic, a moral philosophy whose central principle is that each and every human being has inherent dignity, and therefore deserves to live free from violence. Rehumanize includes a digestible yet systematic analysis of the history, ethics, and public policy surrounding modern issues of dehumanization, and casts a rehumanizing vision of a world beyond violence. Beyond the confines of political parties or religious exclusion, the founder of Rehumanize International communicates an aspiration to an inclusive ideal of a consistent movement of every human standing for every human.
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Table of contents:
1. A philosophy for all humanity
Ending violence in reproduction
2. Embryo destruction
Ending violence in war
5. Military torture
Ending violence in response to crime
6. Police brutality
7. Torture in the justice system
8. The death penalty
Ending violence in response to disability
9. Euthanasia and filicide
10. Assisted suicide
Ending dehumanization, rehumanizing the world
11. Resisting the inculturation of violence
12. Put these ideas into action.
Each topic area chapter defines the topic under discussion, then contains an ethical analysis, a brief history, possible policy responses, and common objections to the abolition of the issue, followed by discussion questions and a brief bibliography.
REHUMANIZE: A Vision to Secure Human Rights for All
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