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Human Rights and Human Dignity: An Appeal to Separate the Conjoined Twins

Why should all human beings have certain rights simply by virtue of being human? One justification is an appeal to religious authority. However, in increasingly secular societies this approach has its limits. An alternative answer is that human rights are justified through human dignity. This... Full description

1st Person: Schroeder, Doris
Source: in Ethical theory and moral practice : an international forum Vol. 15, No. 3 (2012), p. 323-335
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2012
Keywords: research-article
Online: Volltext
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