1. Prologue: Starvin' for Justice 2. Introduction: The First Day of Class 3. Michael Perry and the Religious Cosmology: Foundations and Critiques of Human Rights 4. The Possibility of Non-religious Human Rights: Alan Gewirth and the Principle of Generic Consistency 5. The Problem of Secular Sacredness: Ronald Dworkin, Michael Perry, and Human Rights Foundationalism 6. Human Dignity Without Teleology: Human Rights and Evolutionary Biology 7. Does Might Make Human Rights?: Sympathy, Solidarity, and Subjectivity in Richard Rorty's Final Vocabulary 8. Rights and Wrongs Without God: A Non-religious Grounding for Human Rights in a Pluralistic World 9. Bibliography
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