Greg Anderson is Professor of History at Ohio State University. His teaching and research combine interests in historical thought and practice, contemporary critical theory, and the experiences of non-modern peoples. In his book The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History, he makes the case for a radical new paradigm of historical practice, one which recognizes that humans have lived in a pluriverse of many different worlds, not in a universe of just one. This paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for how we think about relations between humans and non-humans in all times and places, which he explores in his current book project Across the Pluriverse: Sustainable Worlds of the Past, Present, and Future. He holds a PhD in classics from Yale University.
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Human Rights
We should be wary of overstating the universality of the liberal individualism on which the human rights framework rests.