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Human rights and the uses of history

Author: Samuel Moyn
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded New EditionView all editions and formats
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Samuel Moyn engages with leading theorists of human rights, who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporary contexts of their narratives. Here he takes issue with his intellectual opponents including, especially, those seeking justification for humanitarian intervention.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Moyn
ISBN: 9781781689004 1781689008
OCLC Number: 991171513
Notes: Previous edition published 2014.
Description: xx, 188 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. On the genealogy of morals --
2. The suprising origins of human dignity --
3. On Altruism without politics --
4. Spectacular wrongs: on humanitarian intervention --
5. Of deserts and promised lands: on international courts --
6. Human rights in history --
7. The intersection with Holocaust memory --
8. Torture and taboo --
9. Soft sells: on liberal internationalism --
10. Reclaiming the history of duties --
Epilogue: The future of human rights.
Responsibility: Samuel Moyn.

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Samuel Moyn engages with leading theorists of human rights, who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporary contexts of their narratives. Here he takes issue with his intellectual opponents including, especially, those seeking justification for humanitarian intervention.

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There is a struggle for the soul of the human rights movement, and it is being waged in large part through the proxy of genealogy ... Samuel Moyn ... is the most influential of the revisionists. Read more...

 
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