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Dignity: Its History and Meaning

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Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Combining conceptual precision with a broad historical background, Michael Rosen puts these controversies in context and offers a novel, constructive proposal. Drawing on law, politics, religion, and culture, as well as philosophy, Rosen shows how modern conceptions of dignity inherit several distinct strands of meaning. This is why users of the word nowadays often talk past one another. The idea ...

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Dignity: Its History and Meaning
2018, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674984059

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Dignity: Its History and Meaning
2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674064430

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