Sophie Loidolt

Notes on an Ethics of Human Rights. From the Question of Committment to a Phenomenological Theory of Reason and Back.

In thinking human rights, Europe can claim a certain political and philosophical culture. As much as this is a historical fact , it is a complication on a theoretical level: The inherent claim for universalism in the concept of human rights demands legitimization beyond cultural and historical boundaries…
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The ‘Prophet’ and the ‘Histor’: Levinas and Arendt on Judging

Opening 1 In a dialogue that Maurice Blanchot writes as a reaction to ‘Totality and Infinity’, the answer to the opening question ‘What is a philosopher?’ is the following: “Once upon a time people said that a philosopher is a human being who is astonished; today I would say […]: it is somebody who is …
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