"Education shall be directed to...the strengthening
of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms."
Article 26(2), Universal Declaration of Human
to the Philohr Society!
For 5,000 years of recorded history, no culture
in any century has had Freedom as a distinct and
honored philosophy. Human freedom has long been considered to
be, at best, merely a theme or topic
of political or social philosophy, or at worst to be ideology.
And yet, as Canadian professor emeritus Dr. G. B. Madison noted:
From the very beginning, the idea of freedom has coincided
with the idea of civilization itself.
The Intl Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights (the
Philohr Society) is an Internet-based, world-wide group of PhDs,
students, and professionals interested in the inquiry into the
universal moral philosophy of Human Rights. The
Philohr Society is dedicated to an objective and rigorous scholarship
of this new inquiry. The Philohr Society is also interested
in seeing the departments of philosophy at the worlds
great universities offer this new philosophy of Human
Rights as a course of study for all university students.
To quote another PhD philosopher, this inquiry is Long
As contemporary scholarship from around the world develops in
this new philosophy of Human Rights, the titles
of the works will be posted on this website under the tab HR
Scholarship. Visitors to this website are encouraged to
visit the "History" and "Pioneer" pages,
where they can read the on-going development of the inquiry
of Human Rights as a universal moral philosophy.
Our Charter is available for your perusal, and the
Board of Governors page is expected to grow steadily
until it reaches some two hundred members. Membership in the
Philohr Society is open to everyone.
The Philohr Society was created as a result of a flood of positive
responses to a year-long query made in 2003-2004 to 14,000 PhD
philosophers from all over the world. The quote under our banner,
from Duoism, is
a short, five-word summary of Immanuel Kants formula for
world peace, found in his famous essay: Perpetual Peace.
The eleven book titles on our "Home" page are contemporary works
pertinent to the philosophy of Human Rights. The goal of this
short book list is to have the future Ambassadors, Foreign Ministers,
and Chiefs of State familiar with the new philosophy of 'Human