In episode seven of the Digital Dialogue, I am joined by Leigh Johnson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis. She is working on scholarship related to human rights and what she calls “weak humanism.” In the podcast we discuss the meaning of this term and the whether we need to appeal to a sense of commonness to ground claims of human rights.
- Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org
- Judith Butler’s Precarious Life: http://www.amazon.com/Precarious-Life-Power-Mourning-Violence/dp/1844670058
- Leigh recommends Micheline Ishay’s A History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era as the best history of human rights she has read in a long time: http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/9737001.php
- Leigh’s excellent blog is: http://readmorewritemorethinkmorebemore.blogspot.com/