Alfredo Cruz Prados’ criticism of the human rights doctrine Cover Image

Alfredo Cruz Prados krytyka doktryny o prawach człowieka
Alfredo Cruz Prados’ criticism of the human rights doctrine

Author(s): Piotr Tarabasz
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Philosophy of Law
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi

Summary/Abstract: The human rights doctrine and in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is undoubtedly an important step towards the search for an adequate formula, which would protect man and his rights. This statement points out that despite the efforts, which have been made in the last 70 years this formula, has not been effective. Many authors mentioned that and they were critical towards that idea, presenting many contradictions and problems related to that issue. Alfredo Cruz Prados is one of them. The objective of this article is to present the criticism of human rights by Alfredo Cruz Prados. Its perspective is a classical political philosophy. Thanks to this approach the author seems not to be entangled in modern philosophical terminology and its significance. It allows his criticisms to obtain certain freshness and novelty in relation to other proposals which criticize the human right ideas in philosophical literature. Alfredo Cruz Prados suggests we should reconsider the formula, in which we express the truth about human dignity and greatness, and we should again base it on the foundation of the classical political philosophy.

  • Issue Year: 28/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 225-244
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish