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Humiliation, degradation, dehumanization : human dignity violated


Humiliation, degradation, dehumanization : human dignity violated. Edited by: Kaufmann, Paulus; Kuch, Hannes; Neuhäuser, Christian; Webster, Elaine (2011). Dordrecht New York: Springer Science+Business Media.

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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition - these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate.

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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition - these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
170 Ethics
Language:English
Date:21 December 2011
Deposited On:21 Feb 2011 14:37
Last Modified:12 Aug 2017 08:59
Publisher:Springer Science+Business Media
Series Name:Library of ethics and applied philosophy
Volume:24
Number of Pages:265
ISBN:978-90-481-9660-9
Additional Information:Humiliation, degradation, dehumanization : human dignity violated / ed. by Paulus Kaufmann ... [et al.]. - Dordrecht New York : Springer Verlag, 2011
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9661-6
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