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Humanity without Dignity

Moral Equality, Respect, and Human Rights

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674049215

Publication Date: 06/26/2017

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320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Guide for the Reader
  • A Note on Methodology
  • I. Foundations
    • 1. Against Dignity
      • Desiderata
      • The Aristocratic Tradition
      • The Christian Tradition
      • The Kantian Tradition
        • The Regress Reading
        • The Address Reading
        • The Distinction between Basic Moral Status and Equal Moral Status
    • 2. Moral Equality, Respect, and Cruelty
      • Treating as Inferior
      • Cruelty
      • Respect
      • Consent
      • Variation and Status
      • Punishment
      • Conclusion
    • 3. When and Why Is Discrimination Wrong?
      • The Concept of Discrimination
      • Discrimination and Social Meanings
      • Demeaning and Disrespecting
      • A Fresh Start: The Expressive Harm Account
        • Stigma and Dehumanization in Racial Discrimination
        • Reverse Discrimination
        • Infantilization, Objectification, and Instrumentalization in Sex Discrimination
          • Infantilization
          • Objectification and Instrumentalization
      • Indirect Discrimination
  • II. Human Rights
    • 4. The Concept of Human Rights: The Broad View
      • Desiderata
      • Against Orthodox Views
      • Against Political Views
      • A Merely Verbal Disagreement
      • The Broad View
        • The Concept
        • The Diversity That Stands between Concept and Conception
        • Avoiding Merely Verbal Disagreement
        • How Does the CSBV Help to Satisfy the Four Desiderata?
          • The Subclass Desideratum
          • The Fidelity Desideratum
          • The Normativity and Determinacy Desiderata
      • Conclusion
    • 5. International Legal Human Rights and Equal Moral Status
      • A Defense of the Grounding View
      • The Obligation to Establish and Maintain an International Legal Human Rights System
      • The Duty of Reciprocal Protection and International Legal Human Rights
      • Looking Ahead
    • 6. Fundamental Rights, Indivisibility, and Hierarchy among Human Rights
      • Basic Rights
      • Fundamental Rights
      • Indivisibility and Hierarchy among Human Rights
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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