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Ausgabe:

März/2016

Spalte:

237-239

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Düwell, Marcus, Braarvig, Jens, Brownsword, Roger, and Dietmar Mieth [Eds.]

Titel/Untertitel:

The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity. Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Verlag:

Cambridge u. a.: Cambridge University Press 2014. XXI, 608 S. Geb. £ 99,99. ISBN 978-0-521-19578-2.

Rezensent:

Iben Damgaard

This interdisciplinary handbook on human dignity grows out of a series of conferences on dignity in 2006-2007 initiated by the International Union of Academies and the European Science Founda-tion. In the introduction, the editors argue that the handbook seeks to open up for a more comprehensive, interdisciplinary understand-ing of the normative status and history of the concept of dignity and the principles of its applicability, which is much needed given that »human dignity forms the basis of many legal frameworks (international, regional and national), that it is deeply interwoven with various moral and religious traditions, and that it functions as a reference point for a number of contemporary social and political debates« (XIX–XX). The notion of dignity has indeed played a both ...


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