Chapter 6: Human rights through topo-logic: possibilities of operationalization
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Chapter Six develops the idea of human rights beyond subject/object dichotomy and formulates suggestions for their practical implementation. To achieve this objective the Chapter provides a holistic picture of how topo-logic’s view of reality enables a focus on human beings as individuals while overcoming the subject/object dichotomy. It also provides a discussion of topo-logical view of states and morality before finally proceeding to the practical example of Native American property arrangements as an illustration of concrete functioning of Nishida’s ideas of right, property, and freedom. The chapter also offers an insight into three contemporary developments – social movements, decolonization of human rights, and substantive equality – which demonstrate how topo-logical view of human rights can be operationalized. In its conclusions, the book not only summarizes the main findings but also indicates a direction for future research.

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