Human Dignity in Philosophy and History
1189 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2010 Last revised: 12 Sep 2010
Date Written: September 1, 2006
This PhD dissertation tries to understand the concept of human dignity through the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, humanists of middle-ages and Renaissance, the rational school of natural law and Kant. One of the main objectives of this work, consists in understanding how philosophy - with stoicism, epicurism, sophism, humanism, etc. - has built the idea of a rational, autonomous and vulnerable human being, which will be the grounding of the future definition of human dignity.
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Keywords: human dignity, human rights, philosophy, humanism, dignitas hominis, miseria hominis, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Pico della Mirandola, Bartolomé de Las Casas, Pascal, Erasmus, Tomasius, Kant, Pufendorf, Burlamaqui, Lorenzo Valla
JEL Classification: K3
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