The Scientific Study of Subjectivity and the Achievement of Human Rights
In this address, the possibility and potentiality of enlisting the scientific study of subjectivity in the cause of achieving human rights are explored. Reasons for why such study has been rarely undertaken are described and analyzed. Specific studies are proposed, including examinations of "self-determination" and the question of the universality and relativism of human rights. In conclusion, when the scientific study of subjectivity has been applied systematically to the problem of achieving human rights, new ground will have been broken in a most promising and challenging field.