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Systemic Governance and Accountability: Working and Re-Working the ... - Page xxvi
by Janet McIntyre-Mills - 2008 - 486 pages
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Perception, Empathy, and Judgment: An Inquiry Into the Preconditions of ...

Arne Johan Vetlesen - Philosophy - 2010
...universal Rights of Man From this dark historical lesson, Arendt draws the sinister conclusion that "the conception of human rights, based upon the assumed...and specific relationships — except that they were still human" (OT, 299) In Arendt's (unmistakably Aristotelian) reading, this demonstrates that "only...
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Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question

Richard J. Bernstein - History - 1996 - 233 pages
...appealing to universal rights which presumably belong to us in our "abstract nakedness of being human." The conception of human rights, based upon the assumed...qualities and specific relationships except that they were still human. The world found nothing sacred in the abstract nakedness of being human. . . . The survivors...
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The Idea of Human Rights : Four Inquiries: Four Inquiries

Michael J. Perry University Distinguished Chair in Law Wake Forest University - Law - 1997 - 176 pages
...matter of religious faith; for others, of secular but deep philosophical belief. — Ronald Dworkin 2 The conception of human rights, based upon the assumed...who had indeed lost all other qualities and specific relationships—except that they were still human. The world found nothing sacred in the abstract nakedness...
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The Idea of Human Rights: Four Inquiries

Michael J. Perry - Political Science - 2000 - 176 pages
...matter of religious faith; for others, of secular but deep philosophical belief — Ronald Dworkin2 The conception of human rights, based upon the assumed...people who had indeed lost all other qualities and spetific relationships — except that they were still human The world found nothing sacred in the...
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Human Rights: Concepts, Contests, Contingencies

Austin Sarat, Thomas R. Kearns - Law - 2002 - 124 pages
...of repression. Warren Christopher, address to the World Conference on Human Rights, 1993 The concept of human rights, based upon the assumed existence...believe in it were for the first time confronted with the people who had indeed lost all other qualities and specific relationships — except that they...
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Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity

Talal Asad - Religion - 2003 - 269 pages
...gave his speech, observed that human rights depended essentially on being citizens of a nation-state: "The conception of human rights, based upon the assumed...and specific relationships — except that they were still human. The world found nothing sacred in the abstract nakedness of being human. And in view of...
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The Portable Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt, Peter R. Baehr, Peter Baehr - Philosophy - 2003 - 575 pages
...proves, has been achieved so far only through the restoration or the establishment of national rights. The conception of human rights, based upon the assumed...and specific relationships — except that they were still human. The world found nothing sacred in the abstract nakedness of being human. And in view of...
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Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War ...

Ira Katznelson - Philosophy - 2003 - 185 pages
...superfluity and homelessness, can trinmph:" The conception of human rights, based upon the assumed esistence of a human being as such, broke down at the very moment...who had indeed lost all other qualities and specific relationships—escept that they were still human. The world found nothing sacred in the abstract nakedness...
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Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights ...

Richard Wilson, Jon P. Mitchell - Political Science - 2003 - 259 pages
...barren figure of humanness, and Agamben quotes Hannah Arendt in the Origins of Totalitarianism thus: The conception of human rights based upon the assumed...those who professed to believe in it were for the hrst time confronted with people who had indeed lost all other qualities and specific relationships...
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