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In the Waiting Room of Humanity: Rupturing Cosmopolitan Ethics, Revisiting Kant, Refracting (In)Human Rights

Nursoo, Ida


By asking the question “who is the subject of humanity upon whom human rights are attached?” this thesis poses to cosmopolitan ethics an ontological question of how the being of the human of human rights is formulated. It inquires into the conditions of possibility of the anomaly of the cosmopolitan appeal to a universal right to humanity. This is an anomaly exposed by the aporias of war fought in the name of humanitarianism, dispossession of land as the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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