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1 PhD of Political Thought, Tarbiat Modares University , Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Political Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


Renaissance thinkers have pristine ideas since they were the manifestation of a new era. Mirandola (1463-1494) despite being obscure in the history of philosophy, played a role in Western thinking. His view of the issue of human dignity and its place on this fundamental issue in the history of Western intellectual makes study his thinking so meaningful. So, he can be considered one of the most influential thinkers on the issue of human rights in the present era. With the help of the narrative of Miranda's thoughts, we will explain Western thought on human dignity and human rights. Accordingly, our central question in this study is: "What is the basis of human dignity in the thought of Miranda, and what does the relationship of this basis with the human right?" To find out the answer to our question, we focus on Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutic approach to discussing the texts of Mirandola. Mirandola speaks on a chameleon man who has the right to legislate and determine his own destiny. This perspective has direct implications on human rights and is a chain that connects contemporary human rights thought with the thought of Mirandola.


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