Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Hannah Arendt and The Phenomenology of Human Rights examines contemporary debates on the foundations of human rights through the lens of Arendt's writings, showing how Arendt's phenomenological standpoint, unique within these debates, is able to shed new light a number of problems within human rights theory.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. ix
Permissionsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: The Groundlessness of Modernityp. 1
The Paradox of Human Rightsp. 11
Human Dignity and the Ethos of Modernityp. 42
The Common Worldp. 67
Two Realms of Existencep. 93
The Foundations of Human Rightsp. 121
Conscience, Morality, and Judgmentp. 150
Concluding Remarksp. 164
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 217
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