Dignity: Its History and Meaning

Awards:   Nominated for Laura Shannon Prize 2014
Author:   Michael Rosen
Publisher:   Harvard University Press
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9780674984059


Pages:   200
Publication Date:   25 May 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Dignity: Its History and Meaning


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  • Nominated for Laura Shannon Prize 2014

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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. ?Penetrating and sprightly?Rosen rightly emphasizes the centrality of Catholicism in the modern history of human dignity. His command of the history is impressive?Rosen is a wonderful guide to the recent German constitutional thinking about human dignity?[Rosen] is in general an urbane and witty companion, achieving his aim of accessibly written philosophy.? ?Samuel Moyn, The Nation ?[An] elegant, interesting and lucid exploration of the concept of dignity...Drawing on classical, liberal and Catholic traditions, Rosen hopes to rehabilitate dignity to its rightful place near the centre of moral thought...Rosen's admirable book deserves wide attention from political theorists, jurisprudes and political philosophers.? ?Simon Blackburn, Times Higher Education ?Dignity deserves to be widely read, not only for its intrinsic interest, but also as a corrective to the habit of discussing such topics in abstraction from their social context. Whether or not one agrees with Rosen's arguments, there can be no doubt he has widened our horizons.? ?Rae Langton, Times Literary Supplement

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Author:   Michael Rosen
Publisher:   Harvard University Press
Imprint:   Harvard University Press
ISBN:  

9780674984059


ISBN 10:   0674984056
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   25 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Michael Rosen is Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University and an Honorary Professor at Humboldt University, Berlin. His books include Dignity, On Voluntary Servitude, and Hegel's Dialectic and Its Criticism. He reviews regularly for major American and European periodicals, including The Nation, the New Republic, and the Times Literary Supplement.

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