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New Meetup: Book for November: "Inventing Human Rights" by Lynn Hunt

From: Centre for I.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 3:38 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Science and Philosophy Book Club Meetup!

What: Book for November: "Inventing Human Rights" by Lynn Hunt

When: November 26,[masked]:00 PM

Center for Inquiry Ontario
216 Beverley St
Toronto, ON M3H 6A7

Inventing Human Rights by Lynn Hunt p.272
12 copies at Toronto libraries

7 pm, Thursday, Nov. 26th

This comprehensive work traces the development of human rights from its conceptual roots in the Enlightenment to its full expression in the United Nation's 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Hunt begins with a wonderfully detailed lexicographical survey of 18th century uses of rights language ("rights of man," "natural rights," "rights of humanity") to show the many currents that led to the first modern declaration of human rights, the Bill of Rights.

Anyone can read the book and join in the discussion at the Centre on November 26th!

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