Unlearned Lessons of Twentieth Century
By (author) Chantal Delsol
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Unlearned Lessons of Twentieth Century by Chantal Delsol
Book DescriptionIn "The Unlearned Lessons of the Twentieth Century," the sequel to "Icarus Fallen, " published by ISI Books in 2003, Chantal Delsol maintains that the age in which we live late modernity calls into question most of the truths and beliefs bequeathed to us from the past. Yet it clings to a central belief in the dignity of the human person, the cornerstone of the doctrine of universal human rights to which even secular Westerners still cling. At the same time, the process of dehumanization so evident in the ideologies and totalitarianism of the twentieth century remains at work. Delsol charges that it is notenough toproclaim human rights as a sort of incantation but that, rather, one must understand what sort of being the human person is if humans are to be genuinely respected. In other words, if the philosophy of human rights is to form the basis of Western culture, it must rest on a truer understanding of the human person than that which is taught both explicitly and implicitly in the contemporary West."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781932236477
(217mm x 142mm x 18mm)
Imprint: ISI Books
Publisher: ISI Books
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chantal Delsol
Icarus Fallen, Paperback / softback (March 2010)» View all books by Chantal Delsol
Originally published: Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2003, in series: Crosscurrents.
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Author Biography - Chantal Delsol
Chantal Delsol is a professor of philosophy at the University of Marne-La-Vallee near Paris. Her first book to appear in English was "Icarus Fallen: The Search for Meaning in an Uncertain World, "the first book published in ISI Books Crosscurrents series."
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