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Reflections on the Origins of Human Rights (Talal Asad Lecture)| 1hr : 30mins
Director: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs | Producer: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: United States
Subject Tags: americas, culture, education, global, human rights, united states
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
The enormous academic interest in human rights is reflected in several excellent histories. Although there has been some disagreement over the origins of human rights, most scholars acknowledge their modern European provenance. In his talk, Talal Asad took it for granted that their origins do not make human rights inappropriate to non-European cultures. Through a discussion of two recent contributions--John Headley's The Europeanization of the World; On the Origins of Human Rights and Democracy, and Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights--he explored two concepts generally regarded as central to human rights: "humanity" and "sympathy."
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Reflections on the Origins of Human Rights (Talal Asad Lecture) | 1hr : 30mins

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