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The Politics of the Human (Paperback): Anne Phillips
The Politics of the Human (Paperback): Anne Phillips

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The Politics of the Human (Paperback)

Anne Phillips

Series: The Seeley Lectures

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The human is a central reference point for human rights. But who or what is that human? And given its long history of exclusiveness, when so many of those now recognised as human were denied the name, how much confidence can we attach to the term? This book works towards a sense of the human that does without substantive accounts of 'humanity' while also avoiding their opposite - the contentless versions that deny important differences such as race, gender and sexuality. Drawing inspiration from Hannah Arendt's anti-foundationalism, Phillips rejects the idea of 'humanness' as grounded in essential characteristics we can be shown to share. She stresses instead the human as claim and commitment, as enactment and politics of equality. In doing so, she engages with a range of contemporary debates on human dignity, humanism, and post-humanism, and argues that none of these is necessary to a strong politics of the human.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: The Seeley Lectures
Release date: March 2015
Authors: Anne Phillips
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 157
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-47583-0
Barcode: 9781107475830
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > General
LSN: 1-107-47583-X

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