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Moyn, Samuel

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Works: 55 works in 208 publications in 7 languages and 9,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, 958, Opponent, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about Samuel Moyn
 
Most widely held works by Samuel Moyn
The last utopia : human rights in history by Samuel Moyn( )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Turkish and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today's idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. Here, historian Samuel Moyn elevates that transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal's troubled present and uncertain future. It was on the ruins of earlier political utopias, Moyn argues, that human rights achieved contemporary prominence. The morality of individual rights substituted for the soiled political dreams of revolutionary communism and nationalism as international law became an alternative to popular struggle and bloody violence. But as the ideal of human rights enters into rival political agendas, it requires more vigilance and scrutiny than when it became the watchword of our hopes.--From publisher description
Democracy past and future by Pierre Rosanvallon( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy Past and Future is the first English-language collection of Pierre Rosanvallon's most important essays on the historical origins, contemporary difficulties, and future prospects of democratic life. One of Europe's leading political thinkers, Rosanvallon proposes in these essays new readings of the history, aims, and possibilities of democratic theory and practice, and provides unique theoretical understandings of key moments in democracy's trajectory, from the French Revolution and the struggles for universal suffrage to European unification and the crises of the present. In so doing
Global intellectual history( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do ideas fit into historical accounts that take an expansive, global view of human movements and events? Teaching scholars of intellectual history to incorporate transnational perspectives into their work, while also recommending how to confront the challenges and controversies that may arise, this original resource explains the concepts, concerns, practice, and promise of "global intellectual history," featuring essays by leading scholars on various approaches that are taking shape across the discipline. The contributors to Global Intellectual History explore the different ways in which one can think about the production, dissemination, and circulation of "global" ideas and ask whether global intellectual history can indeed produce legitimate narratives. They discuss how intellectuals and ideas fit within current conceptions of global frames and processes of globalization and protoglobalization, and they distinguish between ideas of the global and those of the transnational, identifying what each contributes to intellectual history. -- from dust jacket
The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s by Jan Eckel( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the 1960s and the 1980s, the human rights movement achieved unprecedented global prominence. Amnesty International attained striking visibility with its Campaign Against Torture; Soviet dissidents attracted a worldwide audience for their heroism in facing down a totalitarian state; the Helsinki Accords were signed, incorporating a 'third basket' of human rights principles; and the Carter administration formally gave the United States a human rights policy. The Breakthrough is the first collection to examine this decisive era as a whole, tracing key developments in both Western and non-Western engagement with human rights and placing new emphasis on the role of human rights in the international history of the past century."--Jacket
Rethinking modern European intellectual history by Darrin M McMahon( )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern European intellectual history is thriving as never before. It has recovered from an era in which other trends like social and cultural history threatened to marginalize it. But in spite of enjoying a contemporary renaissance, the field has lost touch with the tradition of debating why and how to study ideas and thus lacks both a well-articulated set of purposes and a range of arguments for exactly what it means to pursue those purposes. This volume revives that tradition. Recalling past attempts to showcase the diversity and differentiation of modern European intellectual history, this volume also documents how much has changed in recent decades. Some authors are much readier to defend a history of ideas practiced over the long term - once the defining sin of the field. Others go so far as to insist on how ideas are always open to reappropriation and reevaluation beyond their original contexts - suggesting that it is an error to reduce the ideas to those contexts. Others still argue that, under threat from trends like social history, intellectual historians have forsaken any attempt to resolve for themselves how ideas are socially embodied. The volume also registers old and new trends in history that have affected the study of ideas, including the history of science, the history of academic disciplines, the history of psychology and "self, " international and global history, and women's and gender history --
Origins of the other : Emmanuel Levinas between revelation and ethics by Samuel Moyn( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Restoring Levinas to the intellectually rich and combative atmosphere of interwar Europe, Origins of the Other overturns a number of views that have attained almost stereotypical familiarity. In a careful overview of Levinas's career, Moyn documents the philosopher's early allegiance to the great German thinker Martin Heidegger. Showing that Levinas crafted an idiosyncratic vision of Judaism, rather than returning to any traditional source, Moyn makes the startling suggestion that Protestant theology, as it spread across the continent in new forms, may have been the most plausible source of Levinas's core concept
Not enough : human rights in an unequal world by Samuel Moyn( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. As state violations of political rights garnered attention, a commitment to material equality disappeared and market fundamentalism emerged as the dominant economic force. Samuel Moyn asks why we chose not to challenge wealth and neglected the demands of a broader social and economic justice--
A Holocaust controversy : the Treblinka affair in postwar France by Samuel Moyn( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the controversy that occurred over the publication of Jean-François Steiner's novel "Treblinka," explores how the book raised awareness about the Holocaust, and provides insight into the reaction of Holocaust survivors over the affair
Christian human rights by Samuel Moyn( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war ... By focusing on the 1930s and 1940s, Moyn demonstrates how the language of human rights was separated from the secular heritage of the French Revolution and put to use by postwar democracies governed by Christian parties, which reinvented them to impose moral constraints on individuals, support conservative family structures, and preserve existing social hierarchies. The book ends with a provocative chapter that traces contemporary European struggles to assimilate Muslim immigrants to the continent's legacy of Christian human rights"--Jacket
Human rights and the uses of history by Samuel Moyn( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of reflective and critical studies, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading interpreters of human rights, thinkers who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporal contexts of the stories they are telling". --Publisher
The Weimar moment : liberalism, political theology, and law by Leonard V Kaplan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lessons that we learn from the brilliance of the scholarship from Weimar Germany and its continued relevance to the contemporary scene define the spirit of the essays in this volume. Academic analysis is the beginning of institutional response to avoid reoccurrence of past political nihilism and catastrophe. This volume presents a predicate for such effective defense
The right to have rights by Stephanie DeGooyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years ago, the political theorist Hannah Arendt, deprived of her German citizenship as a Jew and in exile from her country, observed that before people can enjoy any of the "inalienable" Rights of Man--before there can be any specific rights to education, work, voting, and so on--there must first be such a thing as "the right to have rights." The concept received little attention at the time, but in our age of refugee crises and extra-state war, the phrase has become the center of a crucial and lively debate. Here five leading thinkers from varied disciplines--including history, law, politics, and literary studies--discuss the critical issue of the basis of rights and the meaning of radical democratic politics today"--
Moral für die Welt? : Menschenrechtspolitik in den 1970er Jahren by Jan Eckel( )

6 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die 1970er Jahre erlebten eine nahezu weltweite Konjunktur der Menschenrechtspolitik. Staaten und nicht-staatliche Organisationen begannen, im Namen der Menschenrechte zugunsten politisch Verfolgter jenseits der nationalen Grenzen zu intervenieren. Gleichzeitig setzten sich immer mehr Opfer staatlicher Unterdrückung mit menschenrechtlichen Argumenten gegen ihre eigenen Regierungen zur Wehr. Dadurch gewann der Menschenrechtsgedanke in vielen Ländern wie auch in der internationalen Politik eine herausgehobene Bedeutung. Der Band untersucht die Voraussetzungen, Formen und Auswirkungen dieser Entwicklung. Das Panorama der Themen reicht von den Hilfsaktionen für das sezessionistische Biafra über die Kampagnen gegen die Apartheid in Südafrika bis hin zu den Protesten gegen die Militärdiktaturen in Südamerika. Die 1970er Jahre erlebten eine nahezu weltweite Konjunktur der Menschenrechtspolitik. Staaten und nicht-staatliche Organisationen begannen, im Namen der Menschenrechte zugunsten politisch Verfolgter jenseits der nationalen Grenzen zu intervenieren. Gleichzeitig setzten sich immer mehr Opfer staatlicher Unterdrückung mit menschenrechtlichen Argumenten gegen ihre eigenen Regierungen zur Wehr. Dadurch gewann der Menschenrechtsgedanke in vielen Ländern wie auch in der internationalen Politik eine herausgehobene Bedeutung. Der Band untersucht die Voraussetzungen, Formen und Auswirkungen dieser Entwicklung. Das Panorama der Themen reicht von den Hilfsaktionen für das sezessionistische Biafra über die Kampagnen gegen die Apartheid in Südafrika bis hin zu den Protesten gegen die Militärdiktaturen in Südamerika. Reihe Schriftenreihe der FRIAS School of History - Band 005
The modernist imagination : intellectual history and critical theory : essays in honor of Martin Jay by Warren Breckman( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the humanities currently takes place at the intersection of intellectual history and critical theory. Just as critical theorists are becoming more aware of the historicity of theory, contemporary practitioners of modern intellectual history are recognizing their potential contributions to theoretical discourse. No one has done more than Martin Jay to realize the possibilities for mutual enrichment between intellectual history and critical theory. This carefully selected collection of essays addresses central questions and current practices of in
La última utopía : los derechos humanos en la historia by Samuel Moyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zui hou de wu tuo bang : li shi zhong de ren quan by Samuel Moyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zai ben shu zhong,Mo en shi tu chan ming ren quan guan nian ru he deng shang li shi wu tai zhei yi wen ti,Bing dui ren quan zai jin tian suo mian lin de kun jing he bu que ding de wei lai zuo chu le you yi de zhui wen
La vie intellectuelle en France( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Undetermined and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Depuis deux siècles, la vie des idées en France s'est étendue et en partie "démocratisée". L'élévation du niveau d'éducation de la population, la croissance du nombre des producteurs intellectuels, les bouleversements des modes de circulation des idées et de l'espace public, l'évolution des hiérarchies entre les domaines de la pensée et les changements de rapports de force culturels, scientifiques et politiques entre nations ont modifié la physionomie du pays. Toutefois des tendances longues n'en continuent pas moins de produire leurs effets, qui expliquent le rapport particulier que la France entretient avec ses intellectuels et la forme qu'y prennent leurs interventions. C'est à rompre avec une conception étroite de la vie des idées que s'emploie cette nouvelle histoire intellectuelle de la France contemporaine, ouverte sur les échanges extérieurs avec le monde, la diversité des domaines d'exercice de la pensée, les institutions et les mouvements généralement négligés. Ce second volume s'étend de 1914 à nos jours. Les conflits qui se succèdent de la Première Guerre mondiale à la guerre d'Algérie consacrent la valeur de l'engagement politique des intellectuels dans un contexte d'institutionnalisation du travail de la pensée. La déploration actuelle de leur perte d'influence et de légitimité dans l'espace public masque quant à elle la vitalité, la nouveauté et les voies inédites d'expression des idées qui, jusqu'à aujourd'hui, ambitionnent de comprendre le monde, voire de le transformer"
Vom Recht, Rechte zu haben by Alastair Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of consent : liberalism and the challenge of harm to self by Alicia-Dorothy Mornington( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce travail porte sur le consentement à se nuire. L'état doit-il intervenir lorsque des individus consentent à ce qui parait leur être nocif? Cette question soulève la possibilité du paternalisme et de la neutralité de l'État. Le consentement de nuire est un point aveugle de la théorie libérale, et qui concerne en particulier le monde anglo-saxon. Si tous les pays sont concernés par cette question philosophique sérieuse, les Etats-Unis et le Royaume-Uni, du fait de leur héritage libertarien sont plus enclins à être affectés par cette question, la jurisprudence de ces pays en témoigne. Cette thèse interroge les fondements de la théorie libertarienne et libérale, en montrant les ambiguïtés de la notion de consentement. Elle fonde son analyse sur la jurisprudence contemporaine impliquant le consentement à se nuire, en construisant une approche casuistique au problème du consentement de la victime. Ce travail permet de faire une distinction entre deux types de cas: ceux où le consentement est motivé par les forces du marché - le consentement y est souvent contraint; et ceux où le consentement semble être tout à fait volontaire parce qu'il porte sur la sphère de l'intime
Toward a history of the new international economic order( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Democracy past and futureOrigins of the other : Emmanuel Levinas between revelation and ethicsA Holocaust controversy : the Treblinka affair in postwar FranceThe modernist imagination : intellectual history and critical theory : essays in honor of Martin Jay
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Samuel Moyn American historian

Samuel Moyn Amerikaans historicus

Samuel Moyn historiador estadounidense

Samuel Moyn historiador estatunidenc

Samuel Moyn historien américain

Мойн, Сэмюэл

모인, 새뮤얼

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