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Human rights and the care of the self
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Éditeur Duke University Press
Année 2018
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Human rights and the care of the self
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1 vol. (X-249 pages) ; 24 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. [225]-243. Index
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Classification Dewey
172/.1
Contenu
The care of the self ; The juridical subject as ethical subject : Wollstonecraft on the rights of man ; Critique of human rights and care of the self ; Human rights as spiritual exercises : Tocqueville in America ; Human rights as a way of life : Bergson on love and joy ; On human rights criticism ; An ethic of resistance I : Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; An ethic of resistance II : Malik and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; Human rights education
Résumé
"When we think of human rights we assume that they are meant to protect people from serious social, legal, and political abuses and to advance global justice. In Human Rights and the Care of the Self Alexandre Lefebvre turns this assumption on its head, showing how the value of human rights also lies in enabling ethical practices of self-transformation. Drawing on Foucault's notion of "care of the self," Lefebvre turns to some of the most celebrated authors and activists in the history of human rights–such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Henri Bergson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Charles Malik–to discover a vision of human rights as a tool for individuals to work on, improve, and transform themselves for their own sake. This new perspective allows us to appreciate a crucial dimension of human rights, one that can help us to care for ourselves in light of pressing social and psychological problems, such as loneliness, fear, hatred, patriarchy, meaninglessness, boredom, and indignity" (ed.)
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978-0-8223-7122-9
978-0-8223-7131-1
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