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Dignity: A History

Remy Debes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignity typically brings to mind an idea of moral status that supposedly belongs to all humans equally, and which serves as the basis of human rights. But this moralized meaning of ... More


Introduction

Remy Debes

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Until the mid-nineteenth century, the concept of dignity almost invariably connoted elevated social rank, of the sort that marked nobility or ecclesiastic preferment. However, today dignity usually ... More


Dignity in Roman and Stoic Thought

Miriam Griffin

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignitas at Rome signified a certain standing or rank in the community. Dignitas was inherently comparative, and one deserved treatment appropriate to one’s standing: that applied to ... More


In the Image of God: Human Dignity after the Fall

Bonnie Kent

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Christian writings from late antiquity through the Middle Ages have much to say about the dignity of various beings but little to say about the dignity that all humans have simply because they are ... More


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