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Understanding Human Dignity

Edited by: Christopher McCrudden

ISBN13: 9780197265826
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £35.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780197265642

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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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Jurisprudence
1. In Pursuit of Human Dignity: an introduction to current debates
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
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
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
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
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
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
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