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Menschenrechte: ethische Quelle für die Kulturkritik und den interkulturellen Dialog heute?

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Author(s): Raúl Fornet-Betancourt

Journal: Topologik : Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Filosofiche, Pedagogiche e Sociali
ISSN 2036-5683

Issue: 12;
Start page: 12;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: human rights | suffering | liberation | criticism | ethics

ABSTRACT
- Human rights as ethical source for the critic of the culture and the intercultural dialogue today? - The contribution assumes that for contextual philosophical thoughts the remembrance of the history of suffering, and also the history of the liberation of humanity might be constitutive. Assuming from this concept of philosophy, whose base arises the internal bond between “memoria passionis” and “memoria liberationis” of humanity, in the contribution it is attempted to comprise the idea of the rights as a contextual response to oppression and injustice. Therefore, the human rights can be seen as an universal ethos of emancipation that, even if it has an “european matrix”, means a general source of global criticism.
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