The vulnerability of human rights in restless times: notes for a critical revival of human rights

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Abstract

Recent years can be briefly characterized as times of unrest, self-referentiality, glorification of the individual, ambiguity, moral recession, trivialization of ways of life, political and democratic numbness, and sad passions. Given this description, the author reflects on different views of human rights and on the category of “human”, highlighting its complexity, irregular pulsations, and the views of the infra-human and inhuman that the dominant conceptions of human have hidden, even under a democratic veil, with obvious consequences in terms of the understanding, scope and usefulness of human rights. This work ends with a proposal for the critical reanimation of human rights, which encompasses the political and sociological dimensions, and it presupposes another reading of the human that respects its complexity, breadth and integrity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-493
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Educational Research
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2023

Keywords

  • Human rights
  • Times of unrest
  • Complexity of the human
  • Critical redemption of human rights

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