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Title Dignity : a history / edited by Remy Debes
Published New York, NY : Oxford Univesity Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 408 pages)
Series Oxford philosophical concepts
Oxford philosophical concepts
Contents Cover; Dignity; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Series Foreword, by Christia Mercer; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Plates; Introduction; 1 Dignity in Homer and Classical Greece Patrice Rankine; 2 Dignity in Roman and Stoic Thought Miriam Griffin; Reflection Dignity in Confucian and Buddhist Thought David B. Wong; 3 In the Image of God: Human Dignity after the Fall Bonnie Kent; 4 Islamic Conceptions of Dignity: Historical Trajectories and Paradigms Mustafa Shah; 5 Dignity, Vile Bodies, and Nakedness: Giovanni Pico and Giannozzo Manetti Brian Copenhaver
Reflection Portraiture, Social Positioning, and Displays of Dignity in Early Modern London Edward Town6 Equal Dignity and Rights Stephen Darwall; 7 Human Dignity Before Kant: Denis Diderot's Passionate Person Remy Debes; 8 Dignity: Kant's Revolutionary Conception Oliver Sensen; Reflection A Time for Dignity Charles W. Mills; 9 On Bourgeois Dignity: Making the Self-Made Man Christine DUNN Henderson; Reflection Taking Refuge from History in Morality: Marx, Morality, and Dignity Somogy Varga; 10 Universalizing Dignity in the Nineteenth Century Mika LaVaque-Manty
Reflection Why Bioethics Isn't Ready for Human Dignity Marcus Düwell11 Sympathy and Dignity in Early Africana Philosophy Bernard Boxill; Reflection Death and Dignity in American Law Emma Kaufman; Bibliography; Index
Summary In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to human dignity. Dignity refers to the fundamental moral worth or status supposedly belonging to all persons equally. But this is relatively new. In this volume, leading scholars across a range of disciplines attempt to clarify the variegated and murky history of ""dignity, "" and explain how it arrived it is current and historically unusual meaning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 21, 2017)
Subject Dignity -- History
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Debes, Remy, editor
LC no. 2016037350
ISBN 0199386013 (electronic book)
0199386021 (electronic book)
9780199386017 (electronic book)
9780199386024 (electronic book)
(hardcover ; alkaline paper)
(hardcover ; alkaline paper)
(pbk. ; alk. paper)