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Zugehörigkeit als Menschenrecht

Eine phänomenologische Intervention

Weidtmann, Niels

Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie, Bd. 2021 (2021), Iss. 2: S. 96–107

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Weidtmann, Niels


Based on her own experience of long years of statelessness, Arendt demands that the right of the individual to belong to a political community be recognized as the only human right. However, while the »right to have rights« can serve as a regulative idea, belonging that respects an individual’s personhood can neither be decreed nor granted but must have constitutive meaning for the individual. In the article, belonging therefore is described as different ways of a human’s being-in-the-world or simply as different ways of experience.