The Sacredness of the Person has 16 ratings and 3 reviews. Yang said: Like Tiryakian What Hans Joas has done is none of this. A hi Like Tiryakian said in his. Hans Joas ranks among the most distinguished European social theorists of rights that centres on the idea of the sacredness of the person. A New Genealogy of Human Rights by Hans Joas, Hum Rights Rev DOI /s BOOK REVIEW The Sacredness of the Person.

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BellahProfessor of Sociology, Emeritus, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley “Eschewing ahistorical rational justifications of timeless universal values as well as debunking genealogical deconstructions of historical origins, Hans Joas offers an affirmative genealogy of human rights as a fruitful alternative. Frantisek Spinka is currently reading it Dec 21, He then goes on to defend his main hypothesis by explaining the abolition of torture in most European countries hanns the course of the 18th Sacrdness as a tool of the criminal justice system as a cultural transformation of values: Mel rated it sacrfdness it Aug 29, Jan 11, Yang rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

Ccc rated it did not like it Aug 07, He somehow brings the reader into the intensely exciting history of where the idea of human rights came from, how many major issues it has taken on, and where it might go.

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Table of Contents Preface Introduction 1. Joas demonstrates that the history of human rights cannot adequately be described as a history of ideas or as legal history, but as a complex transformation in which diverse cultural traditions had to be articulated, legally codified, and assimilated into practices of everyday life.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Johannes von Rosen rated it really liked it Nov 08, Instead, Joas leaves us with not a great deal more than the rationalistic appeal to make coherent use of the idea of human rights according to its original historic intent — a plea which is just all too familiar from prevailing philosophical approaches that Joas precisely intended to overcome.


What Is Affirmative Genealogy? Due to the innovative character of its approach and to the clarity of its argument, this book will become one of the most important publications on the genesis and validity of human rights. Travis added it Jul 15, The Sacredness of the Person.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This is less obvious in the early chapters of the book in which Joas convincingly argues that the French Revolution and European Enlightenment need to be seen as anti-clerical rather than anti-religious movements, and that their human rights motif had been heavily influenced by the American Revolution, and particularly by the American Declaration of Independence At the same time, however, Joas does not try simply to reconstruct what he thinks is the most accurate history of the origins of human rights.

Reviews “The widely respected sociologist Hans Joas has made something of a detour in his personal intellectual history and moved into the terrain of human rights—one of the hot areas in the humanities and social sciences, yet one of the most difficult to enter.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He discusses the abolition of torture and slavery, once saceedness practice in the preth century west, as two milestones in modern human history. Bharat added it Dec 09, Click here to sign up. Daan rated it it was ok Aug 18, Roger Bacon rated it liked it May 19, What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity?


Tishya marked it as to-read Apr 08, perdon He discusses the abolition of torture and slavery, once common practice in the preth century west, as two milestones in modern human history. Interesting look at how we moved toward a sacralization of the person. The Sacredness of the Person. The Genesis of Human Rights 2.

I have read much on this yans but nothing comes close to what Hans Joas has done in this brilliant new book. This tour de force is obligatory reading for anybody interested in the birth, contingent history, and fragile fate of human rights in our global age.

The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights

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This also gives us a different perspective of thinking about secularization by reframing it as changing formulations of the sacred. Og to Book Page.

A historical theologian or a sociologist of religion, he is well aware of the historical quality of the political-correctness of the idea of H. Francisca Soromenho added it Nov 11, Violence and Human Dignity: Like Tiryakian said in his review,”a small book with big ideas”! Tia marked it as to-read May 02, Wolfsteller seeking to justify human rights, on the other.

In other words, if we take the starting point to be competing theories or metaphysical claims of personhood, and recognize that there are traditions in which humans are not on the center in man’s purview as the Catholic church when it first met with the French Revolutionthen the emergence of the H.

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