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Human dignity : a way of living

Author: Peter Bieri; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Polity Press, 2017.
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Dignity is humanity's most prized possession. We experience the loss of dignity as a terrible humiliation: when we lose our dignity we feel deprived of something without which life no longer seems worth living. But what exactly is this trait that we value so highly' In this important new book, distinguished philosopher Peter Bieri looks afresh at the notion of human dignity. In contrast to most traditional views, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2016023506
(OCoLC)955274650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bieri; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9780745689050 0745689051 9780745689036 0745689035
OCLC Number: 974147377
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Contents: Introduction: Dignity as a way of living1. Dignity as autonomyBeing a subject Being an end in itselfSlaughterhousesWhat if it is voluntary? Humiliation as demonstrated powerlessnessEscaping to an inner fortressHaving rightsBeing patronizedCaring paternalism Respect for alterity and convictionDependence: asking and beggingBegging for feelings Inner autonomy: thoughtInner autonomy: wanting and decidingInner autonomy: emotionsInner autonomy: self-image and censorship Humiliation through serfdomAutonomy through self-knowledgeNeeding therapy Dignity through workMoney2. Dignity as encounterWhen subjects encounter each other Commitment and distancing Recognition Equal rights Putting someone on display Sex objectsHuman commodityNeglect Talk to me! Laughing at someone Denying explanation Manipulation Deception Seduction Overpowering Working with a therapist No pity, thank you! Encounters between autonomous individuals Leaving an open future to the otherDignified partings3. Dignity as respect for intimacyThe dual need for intimacy Feeling the other's gazeWhat is a defect? The logic of shameShame as humiliationDignity as conquered shameThe intimate space The innermost zoneDignified disclosuresUndignified disclosuresShared intimacyBetrayed intimacy as lost dignity A challenge: Intimacy as a lack of courage4. Dignity as truthfulnessLying to others Lying to oneselfHonesty and its limitsCalling things by their proper nameSaving one's faceBullshit5. Dignity as self-respectDignity through limitsFluid self-imagesDestroying self-respectSacrificing self-respectBreaking self-respectResponsibility for oneself6. Dignity as moral integrityMoral autonomyMoral dignityDignity in guilt and forgivenessPunishment: Development instead of destructionAbsolute moral boundaries?7. Dignity as a sense for what mattersMeaning of lifeOne's own voiceEquanimity as a sense of proportionThe view from the end8. Dignity as the acceptance of finitudeWhen others lose themselves Escape Losing oneself: ResistanceLosing oneself: Accepting the journey into darkness DyingLetting someone dieEnding one's lifeResponsibility towards the deadReferences & Further Reading
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-An elegant and subtle exploration of dignity and what it means to lose it.- Nigel Warburton, author of A Little History of Philosophy -Human Dignity shows a rich and insightful exploration of the Read more...

 
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