The paper will consider the common claim that human rights are based on human dignity as a foundational value. I will make some criticisms of that idea, arguing instead that dignity is a status that comprises fundamental human rights rather than being a value that functions as a major premise of rights claims.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Waldron: Is Dignity the Foundation of Human Rights?
Jeremy Waldron (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Is Dignity the Foundation of Human Rights? Here's the abstract: