Public Reason 8 (1-2) (2016)

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Stamatina Liosi
University of Kent at Canterbury
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This essay questions what is argued by many scholars today, namely that the moral concept of human dignity provides the basis for the establishment of human rights. More specifically, I critically discuss the two most prominent conceptions of human dignity, the ‘status’ and the ‘value’ conceptions of dignity, which are suggested today as the foundations of human rights. Ultimately, I propose a different, ‘duty-based’ philosophical account for the justification of the latter.
Keywords Dignity, justification, human rights, status, value, duties
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