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Aristocratic Dignity?

Don Herzog

in Dignity, Rank, and Rights

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915439
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980222 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915439.003.0005

Series: The Berkeley Tanner Lectures

Aristocratic Dignity?

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This chapter presents another commentary on the lectures. This chapter argues that aristocratic dignity, like the academic lectern, has attractive features. But it also has decidedly unattractive features. These features are themselves deeply embedded in modern law. They are embedded, too, more broadly in morality and everyday social life. This chapter states a belief that the lectures are missing how much reconstruction aristocratic dignity needs to do the work that is wanted.

Keywords: human dignity; reconstruction; aristocratic dignity; modern law; morality

Chapter.  7453 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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