Dimensions Of Dignity

Author: D. Egonsson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9789401060882
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Is membership of our species important in itself, or is it just important to have the properties that a normal grown-up human being has? A value subjectivist may argue for a special human value proceeding from the assumption that most of us believe or sense that being human is something important per se and independently of, for instance, those properties that form the basis of personhood. This allows all human beings to have a share in this value. Other attempts to defend a principle of human dignity fail in this respect and are criticized in this book. The book is intended for philosophers with a general interest in moral philosophy or ethics, and more specifically axiological, animal and medical ethics.
Neither Beast Nor God
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Gilbert Meilaender
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Encounter Books

A noted theologian and prominent voice in America's bioethics debates traces the ways in which notions of dignity shape societies, families, and individual lives, providing a meaningful understanding of the human condition.
Dimensions of Dignity
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: D. Egonsson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-04 - Publisher: Springer

Is membership of our species important in itself, or is it just important to have the properties that a normal grown-up human being has? A value subjectivist may argue for a special human value proceeding from the assumption that most of us believe or sense that being human is something
Human Dignity of the Vulnerable in the Age of Rights
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Aniceto Masferrer, Emilio García-Sánchez
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-26 - Publisher: Springer

This volume is devoted to exploring a subject which, on the surface, might appear to be just a trending topic. In fact, it is much more than a trend. It relates to an ancient, permanent issue which directly connects with people’s life and basic needs: the recognition and protection of
Social Thought and Rival Claims to the Moral Ideal of Dignity
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Philip Hodgkiss
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-16 - Publisher: Anthem Press

The relation between changes in society over historical time and the concomitant transformation of a concept that depicts something of intrinsic value in that society is complex and contingent. Social Thought and Rival Claims to the Moral Ideal of Dignity attempts to see if we can get any closer to
Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Nathan Emmerich, Pierre Mallia, Bert Gordijn, Francesca Pistoia
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-12 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book examines the ethics of end of life care, focusing on the kinds of decisions that are commonly made in clinical practice. Specific attention is paid to the intensification of treatment for terminal symptoms, particularly pain relief, and the withdrawal and withholding of care, particularly life-saving or life-prolonging medical