Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights (review)

@article{Winston2009HannahAA,
  title={Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights (review)},
  author={Morton E. Winston},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={278 - 282}
}
  • M. Winston
  • Published 5 February 2009
  • Art
  • Human Rights Quarterly
As Parekh reads her, Arendt can be understood as engaged in an extended meditation on the problem of understanding “what human rights are and how they can be made more effective.”2 Arendt’s thinking on the question of the basis of human rights grew out of her personal experience as a refugee fleeing Nazi oppression. Born in Hanover to a German-Jewish family, Arendt was superbly trained in German phenomenology. She studied with Martin Heidegger in Marburg, and later with Edmund Husserl at… 
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