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    Human Dignity as High Moral Status
    Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 6 (2): 4-25. 2011.
    In this paper I argue that the idea of human dignity has a precise and philosophically relevant sense. Following recent works,we can find some important clues in the long history of the term.Traditionally, dignity conveys the idea of a high and honourable position in a hierarchical order, either in society or in nature. At first glance, nothing may seem more contrary to the contemporary conception of human dignity, especially in regard to human rights.However,an account of dignity as high rank p…Read more
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    Language Rights as Collective Rights: Some Conceptual Considerations on Language Rights
    Res Publica: Revista de Filosofía Política 27 109-118. 2012.
    Stephen May (2011) holds that language rights have been insufficiently recognized, or just rejected as problematic, in human rights theory and practice. Defending the “human rights approach to language rights”, he claims that language rights should be accorded the status of fundamental human rights, recognized as such by states and international organizations. This article argues that the notion of language rights is far from clear. According to May, one key reason for rejecting the claim that l…Read more
  •  37
    What Kind of Values Do Languages Have? Means of Communication and Cultural Heritage
    Redescriptions. Yearbook of Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory 15 171-184. 2011.
    Recent debates on linguistic diversity inevitably raise questions about the value of languages. This paper deals with two descriptions of language’s value that play a prominent role in those debates: language considered as a means of communication and a cultural heritage. Its purpose is explanatory, providing an account of how languages are assessed in each of these descriptions. Moreover, the paper will also pay attention to the rhetorical uses of such value descriptions in the discourses on li…Read more
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    La tolérance et le conflit des raisons
    Revue Philosophique De Louvain 98 (1): 27-46. 2000.
    While tolerance is acclaimed almost unanimously as an indispensable value in pluralistic and democratic societies, the meaning of this virtue is in fact far from obvious. There are good reasons to believe that the inflationary expectations addressed to it tend to cover up its specific difficulty. The A. therefore offers a conceptual analysis of the conditions of tolerance, placing particular emphasis on the conflict of reasons internal to the tolerating person, and pointing to the reflective str…Read more
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    El derecho a la privacidad está en el centro de muchos de los debates públicos actuales. Sin embargo, a pesar de la extensa literatura filosófica y jurídica sobre el tema, no contamos con una explicación adecuada del sentido y del valor de la privacidad. Esta falta de acuerdo sobre cuestiones conceptuales y normativas ha llevado a algún autor a hablar del ‘caos de la privacidad’. Este artículo se centra en la exploración conceptual de la privacidad. Para ello, en primer lugar, consideraré cómo e…Read more
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    La tolérance et le conflit des raisons
    Revue Philosophique De Louvain 98 (1): 27-46. 2000.
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    Pluralismo cultural y pertenencia comunitaria
    Contrastes: Revista Interdisciplinar de Filosofía 2 337-354. 1997.
  • El liberalismo político y la educación de los ciudadanos
    Contrastes: Revista Interdisciplinar de Filosofía 3 231-257. 1998.