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Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie

Zweimonatsschrift der internationalen philosophischen Forschung

Ed. by Demmerling, Christoph / Esser, Andrea Marlen / Krüger, Hans-Peter / Menke, Christoph

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Volume 62, Issue 5


Genesis und Geltung zusammen denken. Hans Joas, interviewt von Malte Dreyer und Walter Zitterbarth

Prof. Dr. Hans Joas / Malte Dreyer M. A. / Dr. Walter Zitterbarth
Published Online: 2014-10-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2014-0063


The following interview takes up and discusses central questions of Hans Joas’ theory of human rights. Joas explains how the genealogy of human rights relates to their validity and distinguishes his approach from others by stressing the emotive quality of values. He addresses the critique leveled at him of rooting human rights in religion and elaborates on what he terms the “sacredness of the person”. In doing so, he demonstrates that his version of universalism is rooted in the pragmatist understanding of human action which stresses the importance of experience, argument and narrative for the emergencies of values.

Keywords: Enlightenment; genealogy of values; genesis and validity; human rights; narration; sacrality; personality; pragmatism

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Published Online: 2014-10-22

Published in Print: 2014-10-01

Citation Information: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Volume 62, Issue 5, Pages 984–999, ISSN (Online) 2192-1482, ISSN (Print) 0012-1045, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2014-0063.

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