Understanding human dignity
- edited by Christopher McCrudden.
- First edition.
- Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xxxvii, 743 pages ; 24 cm.
- Proceedings of the British Academy 192.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. In Pursuit of Human Dignity: an introduction to current debates
- PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
- 2. Dignite/ Dignidade: Organizing Against Threats to Dignity in Societies After Slavery
- 3. Wurde des Menschen: Restoring Human Dignity in Post-Nazi Germany
- 4. The Secret History of Constitutional Dignity
- 5. Constructing the Meaning of Human Dignity: Four Questions
- 6. Human Dignity: Experience and History, Practical Reason and Faith
- PART II: DIGNITY CRITIQUES
- 7. Dignity: the Case Against
- 8. Socio-economic rights, basic needs and human dignity: A perspective from law's front line
- 9. The Triple Dilemma of Human Dignity: a case study
- 10. The Concept of Human Dignity: Current usages, future discourses
- 11. Dignity Rather Than Rights
- PART III: THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
- 12. Dignity, Person and Imago Trinitatis
- 13. Human Dignity and the Image of God
- 14. Dignity as an Eschatological Concept
- 15. The Vanishing Absolute and the Deconsecrated God: a theological reflection on revelation, law and human dignity
- 16. A Christian Theological Account of Human Worth
- PART IV: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES
- 17. Human Dignity as a Foundation for Human Rights
- 18. In Defence of Human Dignity: Comments on Rosen and Kant
- 19. Citizenship and Dignity
- 20. Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Simply Trying to do the Right Thing
- PART V: JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVES
- 21. Human Dignity: The constitutional value and the constitutional right
- 22. Dignity in a Legal Context: Dignity as absolute right
- 23. Human dignity in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights
- PART VI: APPLICATIONS
- 24. Justifying Freedom of Religion: does dignity help?
- 25. Which Dignity? Which Religious Freedom?
- 26. From Imago Dei to Mutual Recognition: the Evolution of the Concept of Human Dignity in the Light of the Defence of Religious Freedom
- 27. A Communion in Good Living': Human Dignity and Religious Liberty beyond the Overlapping Consensus
- 28. Dignity and Disgrace: Moral Citizenship and Constitutional Protection
- 29. The Dignity of Marriage
- 30. Response to Tollefsen and Cameron
- 31. Dignity and the Duty to Protect Unborn Life
- 32. Is dignity language useful in bioethical discussion of assisted suicide and abortion?
- 33. Dignity, Choice, and Circumstances
- 34. Human dignity, interiority, and poverty
- 35. Dignity as Perception: Recognition of the Human Individual and the Individual Animal in Legal Thought
- PART VII: WAYS FORWARD?
- 36. The good sense of dignity - six antidotes to dignity fatigue in ethics and law
- 37. Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience
- 38. Discourses of Dignity
- 39. Dignified Disciplinarity: Towards a Transdisciplinary Understanding of Human Dignity.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Understanding Human Dignity aims to help the reader make sense of current debates about the meaning and implications of the idea of human dignity. The concept of human dignity has probably never been so omnipresent in everyday speech, or so deeply embedded in political and legal discourse. In debates on torture, abortion, same-sex marriage, and welfare reform, appeals to dignity are seldom hard to find. The concept of dignity is not only a prominent feature of political debate, but also, and increasingly, of legal argument. Indeed, courts tell us that human dignity is the foundation of all human rights. But the more important it is, the more contested it seems to have become. There has, as a result, been an extraordinary explosion of scholarly writing about the concept of human dignity in law, political philosophy, and theology. This book aims to reflect on these intra-disciplinary debates about dignity in law, philosophy, history, politics, and theology, through a series of edited essays from specialists in these fields, explored the contested concept in its full richness and complexity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Proceedings of the British Academy ; 192
- "Outcome of a conference held in Rhodes House, Oxford, in June 2012"--Page ix.
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