Nature of dignity and human dignity

Human Affairs 27 (2):131-144 (2017)
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Abstract

This paper argues that the concept of dignity should be understood as a concept that we use to describe an aggregate of values and qualities of a person or thing that deserves esteem and respect. The primary value that creates the right to have dignity is life. The degree of dignity a life form has depends on its place in the evolutionary scale. Human beings are the highest form of life so they possess the highest degree of dignity.

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Vasil Gluchman
Comenius University In Bratislava (Doctorate)

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