Michael Quante
University of Münster
The notion of human dignity fulfils different normative functions, making demands on heterogeneous resources for justification. After a short summary of Kant’s concept of dignity and its meta-ethica/ content which defines “Kantianism”, we will deal with three problematic aspects of the Kantian concept of dignity and provide a sketch of its reception in the German Constitution. Then we will present an ascriptivistic concept as an alternative to the Kantian one and discuss its limitations.
Keywords Human dignity  Kant  Kantianism  person  ascriptivism  Menschenwürde  Kant  Kantianismus  Person  Askriptivismus
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DOI 10.25162/arsp-2017-0239
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