Hans Joas and Samuel Moyn

The Sacredness of the Person or The Last Utopia: A Conversation about the History of Human Rights1

This chapter is a slightly revised transcript of the conversation between Hans Joas and Samuel Moyn at the University of Bielefeld on June 28, 2013. The public event was moderated by David Kim.

DK: We have invited Hans and Sam to engage with the audience in an interdisciplinary dialogue about the genealogy of human rights. This event is a valuable extension of our three-day-long conference because it exemplifies the best of interdisciplinary approaches to the history of human rights today.2 In The Sacredness of the Person, which has recently appeared in English translation with Georgetown University Press, Hans crisscrosses ...

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