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It is to this very thinker that we owe the surge of interest in value pluralism, a novel, dynamically developing position in ethics that bears on political and legal philosophy. Thanks to Gray’s widely discussed monograph devoted to the thought of Isaiah Berlin, the latter’s ground-breaking idea of ethical pluralism instantly attracted a worldwide interest to become nowadays one of the most hotly debated positions. Value pluralism is a sort of a halfway standpoint in ethics, distancing itself both from monism and relativism.

2 Following informal suggestions from Dr. Nina-Louisa Lorentz Arold (April 2012). 3 Eric S. Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (O’Reilly Media, Sebastopol, CA, 2001), pp. 19–64. 4 Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Diane L. Zimmerman and Harry First (eds), Expanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property. Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001), pp. 4–29. 5 Humanity is subjected to the intellectual property regime.

A/RES/47/13529 (1992), without, however, any substantial changes to its essential features. Overall, contemporary protection of minorities through the human rights promulgated by the United Nations is characterized by the following attributes: the holder of the rights to protection is an individual person (also when it is agreed that particular rights can only be effected collectively); the aim is to prevent discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or language; there are no legal obligations to positive discrimination (affirmative action), except for encouragement to positive support; minority rights include the right 24 Cf.

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