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The Resource Humanity without dignity : moral equality, respect, and human rights, Andrea Sangiovanni

Humanity without dignity : moral equality, respect, and human rights, Andrea Sangiovanni

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Humanity without dignity : moral equality, respect, and human rights
Title
Humanity without dignity
Title remainder
moral equality, respect, and human rights
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Sangiovanni
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Liberalism and our modern allegiance to human rights rest on a foundational commitment to moral equality. But why, given our differences, must we always treat one another as equals? Most who have attempted to answer this question have appealed to the idea of dignity, the idea that all human beings possess an intrinsic worth--grounded in capacities, for example, to reflect, reason, or love--that raises us up in the order of nature. In Humanity without Dignity, Andrea Sangiovanni rejects this predominant view and offers a radical alternative. He argues that, to understand our commitment, we must begin with a consideration not of equality but inequality. Rather than search for a chimerical value-bestowing capacity possessed to an equal extent by each one of us, we ought to ask: Why and when is it wrong to treat others as inferior? He comes to the conclusion that our commitment to moral equality is best explained by a rejection of cruelty rather than a celebration of rational capacity. He then traces the impact of this fundamental shift for our understanding of human rights, and the place of anti-discrimination norms in that understanding.--
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Sangiovanni, Andrea
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Human rights
  • Dignity
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Humanity without dignity : moral equality, respect, and human rights, Andrea Sangiovanni
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:423143/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-302) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Foundations. Against dignity -- Moral equality, respect, and cruelty -- When and why is discrimination wrong? -- Part II. Human rights. The concept of human rights : the broad view -- International legal human rights and equal moral status -- Fundamental rights, indivisibility, and hierarchy among human rights
Control code
ocn959649748
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780674049215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959649748
Label
Humanity without dignity : moral equality, respect, and human rights, Andrea Sangiovanni
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:423143/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Foundations. Against dignity -- Moral equality, respect, and cruelty -- When and why is discrimination wrong? -- Part II. Human rights. The concept of human rights : the broad view -- International legal human rights and equal moral status -- Fundamental rights, indivisibility, and hierarchy among human rights
Control code
ocn959649748
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780674049215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959649748

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