Association canadienne Jacques Maritain

Canadian Jacques Maritain Association


Ottawa - May 28-29 1998 /28-29 mai 1998


Human Rights: Philosophical Perspectives

Les droits de la personne: perspectives philosophiques

 University of Ottawa - Pavillion Tabaret [TBT] 0021.


Final programme: 

May 28  9 a.m.

Philip Lancaster, Royal Military College, "Human Rights and Survival Imperatives"

Howard Kainz, Marquette University, "Natural Law and Human Rights"

Brian Keenan, University of Winnipeg, "Autonomy and Human Historicity"

Bradley Munro, Ottawa, "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Maritain and the Universality of Human Rights"

May 28, 2 p.m.

Jack Iwanicki, University of New Brunswick, "The Egalitarian Vision"

Sarah Hutton, University of Hertfordshire, "The Ethical Background of the Rights of Women: Damaris Cudworth and Women of the Enlightenment"

Mostafa Faghfoury, Dominican College, Ottawa, "Human Rights - Fifty Years Later"

David Lea, University of Papua New Guinea, "Aboriginal Entitlement and Conservative Theory"

May 28, 7 p.m.

Rex Martin, University of Wales, Swansea and University of Kansas, "Human Rights as Moral Rights"

May 29, 9 a.m. (Session en français)

Venant Cauchy, Université de Montréal, "Maritain et la charte de l’ONU sur les droits de la personne"
Louis Perron, Université d'Ottawa, "Droits de la personne et raison pratique"

May 29, 11 a.m.

William Sweet, St. Francis Xavier University, "Maritain, Solidarity, and Human Rights"

Ralph Nelson, University of Windsor, "Moderating the Philosophy of Rights"

May 29, 2 p.m.

Thomas Jeannot, Gonzaga University, "Catholic Social Thought and Marx’s Theory of Value Fetishism"

Lawrence Dewan, Dominican College, "The Political Common Good and the Rights of the Family"

Leslie Armour, Dominican College, "Philosophical Anthropology and Economic Rights"

Jason West and Paul Groarke, University of Waterloo, "St. Thomas and the Foundation of Human Rights in Contemporary Law"

For more information, please contact:

Chantal Beauvais or Leslie Armour
c/o Dept of Philosophy,
Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology,
96 Empress,
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7G3, Canada.

Prof. Armour can be contacted at 613 241-6947 (fax 613 241-9767)
e-mail: or

Mme. Beauvais can be reached at: e-mail: