Mundo da vida e Direito Natural. Uma Fundamentação Fenomenológica dos Direitos Humanos?

  • Ana Paula Loureiro de Sousa Universidade Lusófona

Abstract

The justification of Natural Law is a very controversial issue, not only after the Positivist's rebuttals, but since its very anthropological foundations in the early modern age. In this paper, I try to give an account of Natural Law and natural rights in terms of a phenomenological description of the background of normative intentionality. Taking a genetic stance, I go from the positive norm and the intentionality that constitutes it to the underling pregiveness that supplies the condition of its possibility. I exhibit it as the experience of the live-world, and I analyze it as an intersubjective world, where persons are given as equals and worth-counting. This is the very root of the concept of human dignity. Starting from it, I develop an account of the sense and content of the concept of Human Rights as a set of eidetic laws creating the framework for authentic human relationships.

Published
2011-10-03
How to Cite
SOUSA, Ana Paula Loureiro de. Mundo da vida e Direito Natural. Uma Fundamentação Fenomenológica dos Direitos Humanos?. Phainomenon, [S.l.], n. 22-23, p. 441-454, oct. 2011. ISSN 2183-0142. Available at: <http://phainomenon-journal.pt/index.php/phainomenon/article/view/300>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2018.
Section
Monographic Section: Norma e valor: Uma abordagem fenomenológica