Academic
Publications
Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality

Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality,Richard Rorty

Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality   (Citations: 80)
BibTex | RIS | RefWorks Download
Published in 1993.
Cumulative Annual
    • ...While education for human rights is based, I believe, first and foremost on tolerant thinking and respect for the other, creating this kind of empathy is no easy task (Rorty 1999)...

    Neve Gordon. The Geography and Political Context of Human Rights Education: Israel ...

    • ...In an article called “Human Rights Naturalized”, Rabossi argues that philosophers should think of this culture as a new, welcome fact of the post-Holocaust world’ (Rorty 1993, 115–116)...

    Pascal Chenivesseet al. What price justice? On the evolving notion of ‘right to fair trial’ fr...

    • ...Despite being widely embraced in the West, these perspectives about dignity have major potential shortcomings in terms of logic, as a diagnostic of policies, and as common ground (Rorty 1993)...
    • ...At root, this is an argument about power and politics, not principle or rectitude (Rorty 1993), which begs the question: How does one in fact go about making the world a better place for people? In order to answer this question, the ‘‘problem’’ is perhaps better recast in terms of value despotism, which is almost always linked to gross inequalities in the distribution of power and wealth nationally and internationally (e.g., Massey 1996; ...

    David J. MattsonSusanet al. Human dignity in concept and practice

    • ...Just as ‘A doctor may know what course of treatment a patient needs even though the patient herself remains ignorant of those needs’ (Jones 1994, p. 149), thinkers with ‘rational’ insights into the enduring nature and interests of human beings, can identify cultural deficits, or misrepresentations of reality, of which group members themselves may be unaware (Rorty 1993, p. 118)...
    • ...democracy), individual rights, economies, and individual/group differences can be measured against the success of other cultures as the basis of an avowedly ethnocentric system of cultural evaluation (see Rorty 1993, p. 117)...
    • ...The success of liberal culture can then be asserted and demonstrated to those from other cultures, converting others, not by revealing truth, but by changing feelings (Rorty 1993, pp. 118, 129)...

    Matthew Thomas Johnson. Towards the Development of Objective, Universal Criteria of Cultural E...

    • ...Rorty (1993) argues that human rights are not based on the exercise of reason, but rather on a sentimental vision of humanity that emanates from an empathetic identification with others...

    Abraham Magendzo Kolstrein. Why are we involved in human rights and moral education? Educators as ...

Sort by: