By Marcus Düwell, Jens Braarvig, Roger Brownsword, Dietmar Mieth
This creation to human dignity explores the background of the idea from antiquity to the 19th century, and how within which dignity is conceptualised in non-Western contexts. development in this, it addresses quite a number systematic conceptualisations, considers the theoretical and criminal stipulations for human dignity as an invaluable concept and analyses a few philosophical and conceptual ways to dignity. eventually, the e-book introduces present debates, paying specific realization to the felony implementation, human rights, justice and conflicts, drugs and bioethics, and offers an specific systematic framework for discussing human dignity. Adopting a variety of views and bearing in mind various cultures and contexts, this guide is a precious source for college students, students and pros operating in philosophy, legislation, background and theology.
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Extra resources for The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
London: Penguin Sandel, M. 2007. The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press Ten Have, H. A. M. , and Jean, M. S. ). 2009. The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. Paris: UNESCO 2 Human dignity: concepts, discussions, philosophical perspectives ¨ MARCUS D UWELL The following introduction aims at an overview of relevant conceptual and philosophical distinctions and questions that discussions about human dignity are confronted with.
Which directly or indirectly recognize and protect human dignity include: like cases must be treated alike; any curtailment of the freedom of an individual is prima facie unlawful unless justified by a positive law; a private person may do anything which is not prohibited or which does not infringe the rights of others; when it is making a decision affecting the interests of individuals a public authority is required to observe procedural fairness or natural justice and various presumptions of statutory interpretation designed to protect individual rights and freedoms.
Let me now distinguish five ideal typical ways of conceptualizing human dignity. (1) Rank. 4 In that sense, it is to some extent a concept that marks a distinction: the one who has rank and honour is distinct from those who do not. It is unclear whether this exclusionary aspect is decisive: it is relevant that the honourable person has a dignity which is a reason to treat him or her with respect, and which at the same time forms a reason for him to 4 See Chapter 3 by Ober and Chapter 31 by Neuh¨auser and Stoecker in this volume; and Waldron (2012).