Educação para os direitos Humanos: uma perspetiva ética

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Considering ethics as the fundamental dimension of human action, it becomes evident from the outset that discussing the ethics of human rights entails addressing the ultimate foundation of their validity, thereby underpinning all actions pertaining to them. Simultaneously, since ethics is understood in this manner, it inevitably resides within the realm of duty, contemplating whether an action ought or ought not to be carried out.Thus, an ethics of human rights, apart from delving into the question of their ultimate foundation, always situates rights within their inevitable relationship with duty. It is from the intersection of these inquiries that I intend to embark on the development of this brief reflection, aiming to move towards a dimension that transcends the terrain of rights and duties by introducing the realm of gratuitousness in interhuman relations. It is in exploring the interplay between the dimension of rights/duties – concerning justice – and the dimension of gratuitousness that extends beyond any rights and duties that the possibility of education for human rights can be discussed.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationEducação, justiça e direitos humanos
Subtitle of host publicationnum mundo em transformação
EditorsCarlos Estêvão, José Manuel Martins Lopes
Place of PublicationBraga
PublisherAxioma - Publicações da Faculdade de Filosofia
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789726973645
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameAxioma Series in Pedagogy and Philosophy of Education


  • Duty
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Human rights
  • Justice
  • Validity

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