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This paper explains what a human rights philosophy of history might be, how such a philosophy of history might function, and why it might be important that human rights maintain, or reflect a philosophy of history. In this article human rights are represented by The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.


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  • Alternative title
    • Are Human Rights a Philosophy of History?

  • Journal title
    • International Social Science Review

  • Volume
    • 89

  • Issue
    • 1

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

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  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Ben Dorfman is an associate professor of intellectual and cultural history at Aalborg University in Denmark.