John Tasioulas
Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy, University of Oxford

John Tasioulas is professor of ethics and legal philosophy and director of the Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (2020) and his recent articles include ‘Saving Human Rights from Human Rights Law’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (2019) and ‘The Rule of Law’, in The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (2020).

Written by John Tasioulas

Inside the United Nations Human Rights Council building in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Essay/
Political philosophy
The inflation of concepts

Human rights, health, the rule of law – why are these concepts inflated to the status of totalising, secular religions?

John Tasioulas