The Global Legacy
Edited By Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley
Chapter Nine: Social Emancipation and Human Rights
Social Emancipation and Human Rights
MAURO TORRES SIQUEIRA
HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUBORDINATE COSMOPOLITISM
Throughout the course of history, capitalist society has been building a path of domination, exploration, discrimination, imposition, and overvaluation of the rational over the emotional. Such a state of affairs is part of a historical and cultural process passed on through generations, establishing the dominant paradigm on how we comprehend the world (Santos, 2002).