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Understanding Human Dignity

Christopher McCrudden

Abstract

The concept of human dignity has become central to political philosophy and legal discourse on human rights, but it remains enigmatic. Understanding Human Dignity is a book of original essays by a multi-disciplinary group of historians, legal academics, judges, political scientists, theologians, and philosophers, which aims to debate a broad range of current approaches to how to understand the concept. Some of the main issues considered include fundamental theoretical questions: Is there a minimum core to the meaning of human dignity? Is a person’s human dignity to be assessed subjectively fro ... More

Keywords: judicial interpretation, political theology, Catholic social teaching, human rights theory, political philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265642
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher McCrudden, editor
Queen's University Belfast

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Contents

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PART I Historical Perspectives

PART II Dignity Critiques

PART III Theological Perspectives

PART IV Philosophical Perspectives

PART V Judicial Perspectives

Part VI Applications

28 The Dignity of Marriage

Christopher Tollefsen

PART VII Ways Forward?

38 Discourses of Dignity

Gerald L. Neuman1