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Human Dignity and Human Rights

Pablo Gilabert

Abstract

Human dignity: social movements invoke it, several national constitutions enshrine it, and it features prominently in international human rights documents. But what is it, and why is it important? This book offers a sophisticated and comprehensive defence of the view that human dignity is the moral heart of human rights. First, it develops the network of concepts associated with dignity, highlighting the notion of human dignity as an inherent, non-instrumental, egalitarian, and high-priority normative status of human persons. People have this status in virtue of their valuable human capacities ... More

Keywords: human dignity, human rights, dignitarian approach, solidaristic empowerment, solidarity, feasibility, global justice, humanism, political rights, labor rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827221.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo Gilabert, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University