Power is rhetoric, and the ability to convince others they ought to do what you want them to do.
John D. MacreadyHere is a stellar example of public writing by @jasonintrator that I use in my classes each semester to illustrate what is at stake in Plato discussion of thinking and language in the Sophist: "Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ and Other Fighting Words"
We live in an age of human rights. The language of human rights has become ubiquitous, a lingua franca used for expressing the most basic demands of justice. Some are old demands, such as the prohibition of torture and slavery. Others are newer, s...
John D. Macready@JTasioulas offers a compelling defense of the normativity of human rights in “Are human rights anything more than legal conventions?” from @aeonmag. I want him to be right.