Åsa BurmanAdministrative Director of Studies
Burman, Åsa, (forthcoming), Nonideal Social Ontology. New York: Oxford University Press
Burman, Åsa, 2018. The Doctoral Student Handbook: Master Effectiveness. Reduce Stress. Finish on Time. Stockholm: Finish on Time Publications
Burman, Åsa, 2016. Bli klar i tid och må bra på vägen. Handbok för doktorander. Natur & Kultur.
Burman (former Andersson), Åsa 2007 Power and Social Ontology, Malmö: Bokbox Publications
Burman, Åsa, 2020 ”Categories We Do Not Know We Live By”, Journal of Social Ontology 5 (2)
Burman, Åsa, 2019 ”Review of Categories We Live By”, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Burman, Åsa, 2018. “A Critique of the Status Function Account of Human Rights.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 48 (5)
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A Critique of the Status Function Account of Human Rights
2018. Åsa Burman. Philosophy of the social sciences 48 (5), 463-473Article
This contradiction ”1. The universal right to free speech did not exist before the European Enlightenment, at which time it came into existence. 2. The universal right to free speech has always existed, but this right was recognized only at the time of the European Enlightenment.” (Searle) draws on two common and conflicting intuitions: The human right to free speech exists because institutions, or the law, says so. In contrast, the human right to free speech can exist independently of institutions—these institutions simply recognize a right we already have. John Searle argues that his status function account of human rights can preserve both intuitions by showing that the inconsistency between (1) and (2) is merely apparent. I argue that this solution works for tokens of human rights but not for types, while the contradiction concerns types. Hence, the status function account of human rights fails to preserve both intuitions.
2018. Åsa Burman. Filosofisk Tidskrift (1)Article