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Revista de derecho (Valparaíso)

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ALVEAR TELLEZ, Julio. The Conservative Critique to the Human Rights Discourse of the 1789 French “Declaration”. Revista de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso [online]. 2015, n.45, pp.341-371. ISSN 0718-6851.

The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of August 20th, 1789, has a great symbolic value for the Modern political theory and for the display of the historical discourse on human rights. Nonetheless, from its beginning, the doctrine at the basis of the inspiration was highly challenged by the political philosophy which conventionally labeled it as “conservative”. This article analyses the reasons for questioning said doctrine, thus extending the problem to the the contemporaneous account of human rights.

Keywords : Political Conservatism; Human Rights; 1789 French “Declaration”.

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