Rights Philosophy

Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David, 1787

The Foundation of Rights

Personalism is a broad category in philosophical thought that encompasses a variety of views on what it means to be a person.  The various contributions made to human rights philosophy over the decades has often taken such a personalist account of rights.  Here, we share documents, insights and contributions to this discussion.

Featured: Latin America & the UDHR Drafting Stages (1946-48)

The Forgotten Crucible: The Latin American Influence on the Universal Human Rights Idea

UNESCO Archives (2nd Session, Mexico DF)

UNDHR Drafting Stages (Dag Hammarskjold Library)

Rights Philosophy: Digital Collections

JACQUES MARITAIN

Contributions of French philosopher Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) to the UNUDHR and rights discourse.

UNESCO CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions from scholars during the drafting stage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1947.

ALEKSANDR

SOLZHENITSYN

Contributions of Alexandr Sozhenitsyn (1928-2008) to human rights, the nature of the person and state of the West.

RELIGIOUS / THEOLOGY

Contributions of religious thinkers and theologians on the concept of person, rights and  justice.

SORBONNE DOCUMENTS

Contributions from Julian Huxley, Jean-Paul Sartre, A.J. Ayer, et al, at the Sorbonne in Paris, 1946.

RENAISSANCE /

ENLIGHTENMENT

The foundation of modern rights theory, as found in contributions of Renaissance / Englightenment thinkers.

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