Redescribing human rights

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Abstract

The 1998 Northedge Essay demonstrates that an integral part of Richard Rorty's 'postmodernist bourgeois liberalism' is the 'human rights culture' which has grown steadily around the world since the end of the Second World War. Rorty seeks to establish a new way of talking about human rights that is not entrapped by the metaphysical and essentialist doctrines they are usually associated with. The article uses general criticisms against Rorty's liberalism and focuses them on his approach to human rights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalMILLENNIUM-JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes

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