The Paradoxes of Human Rights
Keywords:Human Rights, Cosmopolitanism, Neoliberalism, Biopolitics, Ideology
Considering the paradox between the universalist discourse of human rights and its use for legitimizing biopolitical power, this text proposes an alternative ontology to the notion of humanity, aiming at a new politics of liberation. Based on the axiom that human rights were originally conceived as a means of resistance against public domination and private oppression, seven revisionist theses of the orthodox theory of these rights are presented.
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