by Giacomo Pezzano (email@example.com; II of 3)
III. Welcome to HN!
This requires at least two steps: 1) to synthesize skeptically the main criticisms of HR (deconstruction); 2) to test the possibility to describe the foundation of HN through PA (reconstruction).
1. Since their first introduction, HR generated a “reactive” critic, which can be resumed in three main “souls”, which are certainly interconnected but could be analytically separated.
1.1. “Nominalistic” criticism. HR – since De Maistre and Burke – would be a mere coercive abstraction of partial ideological interests or of idealistic conception of Man, and lead to the cancellation of what they are supposed to guarantee: the freedom and the uniqueness of the individuals: HR are WASP’s rights, and there is no Man, rather only men [Deleuze-Guattari 2010; Stirner 1999; Vaj 1985].
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1.3. “Theoretical” criticism. HR follow an “exclusive” and “immunitarian” biopolitical dispositive in order to define a threshold which separates “animality” from “humanity” both inside every single human being and across the whole “corpus” of society and mankind: there could be no human rights at all, there is only the right of every living being to exist and express itself and its capacities [Agamben 1995; 2002; 2003; Deleuze 2005; Esposito 2002; 2004; 2007; Esposito-Rodotà 2007].