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Human rights on trial : a genealogy of the critique of human rights

Author: Justine Lacroix; Jean-Yves Pranchère
Publisher: Cambridge New York Cambridge University Press 2018.
Series: Human rights in history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This systematic overview of the main arguments made against human rights is the first of its kind. It proposes a strong democratic defence of human rights that is highly relevant in the current  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Justine Lacroix; Jean-Yves Pranchère
ISBN: 9781108424394 1108424392 9781108438155 1108438156
OCLC Number: 1057365710
Notes: Originally published in 2016 as "Le procès des droits de l'homme."
Description: VII, 259 Seiten.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: from the rights of man to human rights?; 1. Critiques of human rights in contemporary thought; 2. Human rights against inheritance: a conservative critique: Edmund Burke; 3. Human rights versus social utility: a progressivist critique: Jeremy Bentham and Auguste Comte; 4. Human rights against the rights of God: a theologico-political critique: Louise de Bonald and Joseph de Maistre; 5. The rights of man against human emancipation: a revolutionary critique: Karl Marx; 6. Human rights against politics: a nationalist critique: Carl Schmitt; 7. The 'right to have rights': revisiting Hannah Arendt; Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Human rights in history
Other Titles: Le procès des droits de l'homme
Responsibility: Justine Lacroix (Université libre de Bruxelles), Jean-Yves Pranchère (Université libre de Bruxelles) ; translated by Gabrielle Maas.

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