The Nature of Dignity

The Nature of Dignity

By: Ron Bontekoe (author)Paperback

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The Nature of Dignity argues that, given what evolutionary biology tells us about human nature, we need a new understanding of what is involved in the exhibition of personal dignity, since Kant and other Enlightenment figures whose ideas of dignity have shaped our own were wrong in several of their key assumptions. The required new conception of dignity is then developed on the basis of insights gleaned from history, political-economics, literature, film, hermeneutical ethics, and evolutionary biology.

About Author

Ron Bontekoe is professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii.


Part 1 Dignity in Eclipse Part 2 The Nature of Dignity: A Preliminary Inquiry Part 3 Implications of Human Finitude Part 4 Tragedy and Sacrifice Part 5 Dignity and the Struggle for Survival: Evolutionary Biology Part 6 Dignity and the Struggle for Survival: Political Economics Part 7 Why Embrace the Regulative Ideals?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739124086
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780739124086
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0739124080

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