three required texts and one course reader for the course. The following texts are available for
purchase at the University Book Store:
Talbott, Which Rights Should Be
Rawls, The Law of Peoples (LP); and Pogge,
World Poverty and Human Rights (WPHR).
There is a course reader that will be available for purchase at the
The reading list below is a provisional one, especially because Chap. 9 of my book manuscript is not written yet. Also, we may find that we spend more time on some chapters of the manuscript and less time on others. We will definitely get to the Rawls and Pogge readings at the end, because I need to think about what I want to say about them in order to finish the manuscript.
Week #1 (Mar. 31): Introduction
Week #2 (April 7): Social Practice Consequentialism
Week #3 (April 14).
The State of
(2) Pogge, WPHR, pp. 44-51.
Week #4 (April 21).
The Main Principle and Security Rights (with More on the State of
(2) Pogge, WPHR, pp. 37-44
Week #5 (April 28): Why Autonomy Rights Are Basic Rights
(2) Talbott HRHW, Chap. 8. READER
Week #6 (May 5): Property Rights, and Other CAP Rights, including Democratic Rights
(1) Talbott WRSBU?, Chap. 7
(2) Talbott HRHW, Chap. 9. This will be on E-RESERVES when I have finished it.
Week #7: Rights Against Legal Paternalism
(1) Talbott HRHW, Chap. 11, “A Consequentialist Right Against Legal Paternalism”. READER.
Week #8: Human Rights Beyond National Boundaries?
(1) Rawls, Law of Peoples
(2) Talbott WRSBU?, Chap. 1.
(3) Talbott HRHW, Chap. 1. READER
(4) Pogge, WPHR, Chap. 2.
Week #9: Stronger International Rights
(1) Pogge, WPHR, Chaps. 4-6
Week #10: Conclusion
Talbott WRSBU?, Chaps. 8 and 9.