Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization

Human Dignity Violated

Editors: Kaufmann, P., Kuch, H., Neuhaeuser, C., Webster, E. (Eds.)

  • The first volume on violations of human dignity in English language. The relation of specific forms of violations of human dignity, e.g. humiliation, degradation etc., as well as concrete practices are discussed. The book contains conceptual papers as well as studies of particular cases and tries to solve theoretical questions by studying concrete problems. The approach is interdisciplinary and joins philosophers and lawyers working on human dignity.

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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Human Dignity Violated: A Negative Approach – Introduction

    Kaufmann, Paulus (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Three Crucial Turns on the Road to an Adequate Understanding of Human Dignity

    Stoecker, Ralf

    Pages 7-17

  • Humiliation: The Collective Dimension

    Neuhäuser, Christian

    Pages 21-36

  • The Rituality of Humiliation: Exploring Symbolic Vulnerability

    Kuch, Hannes

    Pages 37-56

  • Instrumentalization: What Does It Mean to Use a Person?

    Kaufmann, Paulus

    Pages 57-65

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9661-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9660-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3384-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
Book Subtitle
Human Dignity Violated
Editors
  • Paulus Kaufmann
  • Hannes Kuch
  • Christian Neuhaeuser
  • Elaine Webster
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9661-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9661-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9660-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3384-8
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 266
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