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The sacredness of the person : a new genealogy of human rights

Author: Hans Joas
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2013.
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What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand -- and realize -- these rights going into the future? In The Sacredness of the Person, internationally renowned sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas tells a story that differs from conventional narratives by tracing the concept of human rights back to the Judeo-Christian tradition or, alternately, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012037547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Joas
ISBN: 1589019709 9781589019706
OCLC Number: 832316082
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 217 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The charisma of reason --
The genesis of human rights --
Punishment and respect --
The sacralization of the person and the forces threatening it --
Violence and human dignity --
How experiences become rights --
Neither Kant nor Nietzsche --
What is affirmative genealogy? --
Soul and gift --
The human being as image and child of god --
Value generalization --
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the plurality of cultures.
Responsibility: Hans Joas.

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What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand - and realize - these rights going into the future? This title sets out a path,  Read more...

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