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Natural rights and fundamental rights: Schopenhauer's current discussion on human rights

Grant number: 11/23291-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 09, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal researcher:Oswaldo Giacoia Junior
Grantee:Felipe dos Santos Durante
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/00223-8 - Arthur Schopenhauer and his doctrine of rights, BE.EP.DR   13/20268-8 - Arthur Schopenhauer: fundamental rights and natural rights, BE.EP.DR


The general objective of this research is to formulate the question of the possible current of The World as Will and Representation's author, Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), in morals, ethics, politics and law, especially in regard to a particular issue that seems to be the imbrication of these four subjects, namely the issue of human rights, verifying the extension and impacts of this condition .This effort comprises four stages: (I) exegesis of Schopenhauer's texts, especially those about his practical philosophy, (II) investigating through Schopenhauer's manuscripts in order to find remains of his notes that were the basis for his ethics formulation, and therefore enabling explanations for possible gaps in Schopenhauer's argument (III) exegesis of selected works by Ernst Tugendhat, contemporary author who refers to Schopenhauer in the debate about moral issues, and (IV) evaluating the extent and impact of Schopenhauer in these disputes. When developing the foregoing stages, it is expected to explain the relationship between morality, ethics, rights and politics in Schopenhauer's philosophy, and introduce his current thought to the contemporary debate on human rights. We aim to highlight all of the relevant issues that he brings to the discussion as well as the reasons why other issues there present, do not show pronounced relevance. Such journey will allow a better understanding and exposition of the importance of Schopenhauer in contemporary debates on political philosophy and philosophy of law. (AU)

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DURANTE, Felipe dos Santos. Natural Rights and fundamental rights: Schopenhauer's current discussion on human rights. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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