Birth date: November 16, 1945
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Concise and accessible, Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights presents a good history of the ideas of human rights as they emerged in the Enlightenment.I liked her first chapter best, where she focuses on Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa and Rousseau's Julie and argues that their ability to provoke str...
This book is very much a response to the modern incarnation of the historical discipline and its overwhelming doubt concerning the value of truth, knowledge, and historical narrative. As the authors state, it addresses the current controversies about objective knowledge, cultural diversity, and the ...