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The Equality of Man in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The major part of this chapter is devoted to the two great revolutions of the eighteenth century––the American and French, both of which claimed the equality of man at their outset, but it starts by ... More


“The Rights of Man Were but Imperfectly Understood at the Revolution”: The Architecture of Rights of Man

Peter de Bolla

in The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores how Tom Paine’s Rights of Man put into circulation a phrase ‘the rights of man’. It argues that this phrase is related but not identical to the concept ‘rights of man’ that was ... More


Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More's career as a conduct-book writer continued with her Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World (1791). In the early part of 1791, her writing career was disrupted by the elopement ... More


“… the Fundamental Rights and Liberties of Mankind …”: The Architecture of the Rights of Mankind

Peter de Bolla

in The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter presents a data dependent account of the formation of eighteenth century accounts of the rights of man. It makes a distinction between right and rights and demonstrates the difference in ... More


The Violence of Dispossession: Extra-Territoriality and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Matthew Craven

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the issue of extra-territoriality and its relations to economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC rights). The discussion of extra-territoriality and ESC rights is placed in the ... More


Perplexities of Human Rights

Ayten Gündoğdu

in Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199370412
eISBN:
9780199370443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370412.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines the distinctive contours of Arendt’s critique of human rights and centers on her analysis of “the perplexities of the Rights of Man” in The Origins of Totalitarianism. Arendt’s ... More


“There Are, Thank God, Natural, Inherent and Inseparable Rights as Men …”: The Architecture of American Rights

Peter de Bolla

in The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter traces the history of debate in the colonies during the mid eighteenth century and leading up to the First Continental Congress around the issue of rights. It demonstrates how a new ... More


The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More


Human Rights as Politics and Anti-Politics

Ayten Gündoğdu

in Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199370412
eISBN:
9780199370443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370412.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter engages with Arendt’s notorious concept of “the social” in response to the claim that her critique of the Rights of Man results from her distaste for the politicization of social issues ... More


Conclusion

M. Anne Brown

in Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering: The Promotion of Human Rights in International Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061059
eISBN:
9781781700365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061059.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book has explored the promotion of human rights practices and approaches in international life. It has argued for a shift in approach—a greater preparedness to reflect on some of the categories ... More


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