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The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity
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    Łuków, Paweł 2018. A Difficult Legacy: Human Dignity as the Founding Value of Human Rights. Human Rights Review,

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    Kymlicka, Will 2017. Human rights without human supremacism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, p. 1.

    Gilabert, Pablo 2017. Facts, norms, and dignity. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, p. 1.

    Staub-Bernasconi, Silvia 2017. The problem with ‘social problems’ as domain of social work: a critical approach to the Melbourne ‘global definition of social work’ of 2014 and constructivist theories of social problems. European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 20, Issue. 6, p. 958.

    Bal, Matthijs 2017. Dignity in the Workplace. p. 129.

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    Davy, Benjamin 2017. Land Policies in India. p. 1.

    Zylberman, Ariel 2016. Human Dignity. Philosophy Compass, Vol. 11, Issue. 4, p. 201.

    Donnelly, Jack 2015. Normative Versus Taxonomic Humanity: Varieties of Human Dignity in the Western Tradition. Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 14, Issue. 1, p. 1.


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This introduction to human dignity explores the history of the notion from antiquity to the nineteenth century, and the way in which dignity is conceptualised in non-Western contexts. Building on this, it addresses a range of systematic conceptualisations, considers the theoretical and legal conditions for human dignity as a useful notion and analyses a number of philosophical and conceptual approaches to dignity. Finally, the book introduces current debates, paying particular attention to the legal implementation, human rights, justice and conflicts, medicine and bioethics, and provides an explicit systematic framework for discussing human dignity. Adopting a wide range of perspectives and taking into account numerous cultures and contexts, this handbook is a valuable resource for students, scholars and professionals working in philosophy, law, history and theology.


'This is a publication which meets, to a considerable extent, its ambitious interdisciplinary aims. This being the case, the edited collection is certainly recommended to the researcher of the concept of human dignity, as an excellent starting point for one’s interdisciplinary academic endeavours in the area. The work is thus deemed an indispensable academic tool for one’s initial theoretical exploration of the concept of dignity.'

Antonios E. Platsas Source: The International Journal of Human Rights

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