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The Nature of Dignity

The Nature of Dignity (Paperback)

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The Nature of Dignity argues that, given what evolutionary biology tells us about human nature, we need a new understanding of what is involved in the exhibition of personal dignity, since Kant and other Enlightenment figures whose ideas of dignity have shaped our own were wrong in several of their key assumptions. The required new conception of dignity is then developed on the basis of insights gleaned from history, political-economics, literature, film, hermeneutical ethics, and evolutionary biology.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophy Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 16/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9780739124086  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ron Bontekoe is professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii.

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