Starr Forum: The Philosophy of Human Rights

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building E40, 496 Pye Conference Room
1 AMHERST ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

A book talk with Anat Biletzki, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University

About the author:
Anat Biletzki 
is the Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University; research affiliate and co-director of the Human Rights and Technology Fellowship Program, MIT Center for International Studies. Her publications include: Talking Wolves: Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language (1997), and(Over) Interpreting Wittgenstein (2003). She served as chairperson of B’Tselem―the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (2001–2006) and was nominated among the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize―2005.” Her most recent book is Philosophy of Human Rights: A Systematic Introduction.

Joining the discussion will be:

  • Sally Haslanger, Ford Professor of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
  • Serena Parekh, Associate Professor of Philosophy and the director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program, Northeastern University 


Books signed and sold at the event.

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Press Bookstore, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

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Samantha Olmo Aride

Samantha Olmo Aride left a review Thursday, February 20, 2020

I think that the speaker could have gone deeper in the question about human dignity. This concept is key to understand human rights

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