Humanitas Anthropos and Rights: Second thoughts on Who speak for the "human" in Human Rights?. November 19, 2011


Lecture; Walter Mignolo ; ; Humanitas, anthropos and rights: Further reflections on “who speaks for the ´human’ in human rights”? WALTER MIGNOLO This paper explores the question of rights, racism and humanity. Something that can be summarized as (De) Coloniality of Human Rights, meaning that human rights are caught in the double bind of the rhetoric of modernity and the logic of coloniality (which explains in part which and who are in favour and who are critical of them). At the same time it engages in an argument that decolonizing human rights may mean superceding capitalism since, in the last analysis, the first violator of human rights is

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  • November 19, 2011

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  • Birkbeck College, University of London