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Human Dignity and Human Being


Malpas, J, Human Dignity and Human Being, in Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation, Springer, Jeff Malpas and Norelle LIckiss (ed), Dordrecht, pp. 19-25. ISBN 978-1-4020-6280-3 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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The question of human dignity is surely inseparable from the question of what it is to be human. This seems to be most obviously so inasmuch as the concept of human dignity is closely related to the idea of human worth-to attend to human dignity is to attend to the value or significance that belongs to human being (this alone is a reason why the concept of human dignity cannot be discarded), but to attend to this is already to presuppose an understanding of the nature of human being, of what human being is.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Human rights and justice issues (excl. law)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Social ethics
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:53257
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2008-11-18
Last Modified:2012-04-02
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