Henry Greyson Shue

Henry Greyson Shue (born March 24, 1940) is an American philosopher and Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Relations at Merton College of Oxford University. Previously he was Wyn and William Y Hutchinson Professor of Ethics & Public Life at Cornell University. Shue is best known for his book, Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Books in order of publication:


Basic Rights (Princeton 1980; 2nd edition, 1996)

Climate Justice: Vulnerability and Protection – 2014

Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War – 2016

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