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The architecture of concepts : the historical formation of human rights

Author: Peter de Bolla
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013. ©2013
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The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables us to see with precision how the concept of human rights was formed in the eighteenth century. The first chapter outlines an innovative account of concepts as cultural entities. The second develops an original  Read more...
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De Bolla, Peter.
Architecture of Concepts : The Historical Formation of Human Rights.
Oxford : Fordham University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter de Bolla
ISBN: 9780823254415 0823254410 9780823254422 0823254429
OCLC Number: 915134863
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. On Concepts as Cultural Entities; 2. ". . . the Fundamental Rights and Liberties of Mankind . . .": The Architecture of the Rights of Mankind; 3. "There Are, Thank God, Natural, Inherent and Inseparable Rights as Men . . .": The Architecture of American Rights; 4. "The Rights of Man Were but Imperfectly Understood at the Revolution": The Architecture of Rights of Man; 5. The Futures of Human Rights; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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The Architecture of Concepts presents a new history of ideas. Using digital archives to track the historical formation of the concept of human rights across the Anglophone eighteenth century, it  Read more...

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