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Human dignity as a foundation of law : proceedings of the special workshop held at the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy in Beijing, 2009

Author: Winfried Brugger; Stephan Kirste
Publisher: Stuttgart [Germany] : Franz Steiner Verlag : Nomos, 2013. ©2013
Series: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie., Beiheft ;, 137.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : German
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Although human dignity is an old principle in philosophy, the history of its legal form is relatively short. Since its first adoption in the preamble of the Irish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it has more and more proven to be a fundamental principle of law. The philosophers, lawyers and political scientists joint in this e-book discuss this assumption with respect to the legal form of  Read more...
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Human dignity as a foundation of law : proceedings of the special workshop held at the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy in Beijing, 2009.
Stuttgart, [Germany] : Franz Steiner Verlag : Nomos, ©2013
267 pages
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Winfried Brugger; Stephan Kirste
ISBN: 9783515104838 3515104836
OCLC Number: 882232102
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages).
Contents: Table of contents; introduction; some remarks on the concept of human dignity; human dignity as an absolute value; dignity, rights, and legal philosophy within the anthropological cross of decision-making; a legal concept of human dignity as a foundation of law; why human dignity rests upon freedom; human dignity as a fundamental right to freedom in law; human dignity as a background idea; the human right to a dignified existence: the ethical foundations of the contemporary legal order; human dignity as a two-edged sword; legal validity and human dignity. Safeguarding cultural and natural heritagehuman dignity: a remedy for the clash of cultures?; human dignity --
a constituent and constitutional principle:; human dignity in the brazilian constitutional order -; human dignity in american constitutional law; the authors.
Series Title: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie., Beiheft ;, 137.
Responsibility: edited by Winfried Brugger, Stephan Kirste.

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Although human dignity is an old principle in philosophy, the history of its legal form is relatively short. Since its first adoption in the preamble of the Irish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it has more and more proven to be a fundamental principle of law. The philosophers, lawyers and political scientists joint in this e-book discuss this assumption with respect to the legal form of dignity, its relation to values like freedom and autonomy, and analyze its implications for justice in difficult decisions. Because of the fundamental value of human dignity, comp.

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