The Morality of Human Rights

A Problem for Nonbelievers?

The masses blink and say: “We are all equal.—
Man is but man, before God—we are all equal.”
Before God! But now this God has died.
—Friedrich Nietzsche


Not all nonbelievers exude the breathtaking contempt that Nietzsche aims at democratic virtues and the innate rights of man. Yet the logic of his blast, with its linkage (albeit...

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About the Author

Michael J. Perry holds a Robert W. Woodruff University Chair at Emory University, where he teaches in the law school.