Is dignity a useless concept?

Δημοσιευμένα: ene 28, 2021
Dignity autonomy human rights primarily and secondarily evaluative terms
Eleni Kalokairinou

In this paper I undertake to examine Ruth Macklin’s claim that dignity is a useless concept. I explain her contention by the fact that dignity, as a concept, has a long history and has been presented differently at different times. I shed some light
on certain different conceptions of dignity in ancient times and in our contemporary
era. And I end up with the suggestion that the term “dignified”, like “good”, is a primarily evaluative term, unlike what some philosophers have thought.

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