Human Dignity as High Moral Status

@inproceedings{Toscano2011HumanDA,
  title={Human Dignity as High Moral Status},
  author={M. Toscano},
  year={2011}
}
In this paper I argue that the idea of human dignity has a precise and philosophically relevant sense. Following recent works, we can find some important clues in the long history of the term. Traditionally, dignity conveys the idea of a high and honourable position in a hierarchical order, either in society or in nature. At first glance, nothing may seem more contrary to the contemporary conception of human dignity, especially in regard to human rights. However, an account of dignity as high… Expand

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