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Human Rights and the Uses of History
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Publisher Verso Books
Publication date June 17, 2014
Pages 155
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781781682630
ISBN-10 1781682631
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of reflective and critical studies, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading interpreters of human rights, thinkers who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporal contexts of the stories they are telling.

Having staked out his owns claims about the postwar origins of human rights discourse in his acclaimed Last Utopia, Moyn, in this volume, takes issue with rival conceptions—including, especially, those that underlie justifications of humanitarian intervention

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