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Human Rights and Natural Law

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ISBN: 9783896655677 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academia Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101876
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It was in ancient Greek philosophy where the idea arose that there is a supreme law before which any civil law created by human societies has to be justified. Since then the concept of natural law not only remained one of the paradigms of Western civilization but has shaped the development of international legislation in general. The understanding of the significance of the idea of a natural law for the philosophical presuppositions of our current concepts of human rights and human dignity is still dependent on the analysis of its relation to the different cultures and civilizations on earth.

Metaphysical Conflict. A Study of the Major Novels of Ivan Turgenev

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876904771 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.3726/b12254 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Written between 1855 and 1862, the four novels "Rudin", "A Nest o f the Gentry", "On the Eve" and "Fathers and Sons" are generally recognised as Turgenev's most notable contribution to Russian and world literature. Are they primarily social chronicles, as Turgenev suggested, or are they rather to be seen as celebrations of life, of the beauty of love and youthful idealism? Are they paens to the nobility of the human spirit or ironic comments on human folly? The same questions are addressed in the present study, but the question with which it is principally concerned is that of the novels' essential character.

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