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Inquiry into essential concept for human self- understanding Jan 27, 2005
The fundamental idea of this work is that the concept of 'the dignity of man'with which we attempt to justify general or particular human rights of various kinds, grows out of our collective ' self- reflection' It is as the author states 'perhaps the most prominent(idea)in the history of man's self- reflection and self- evaluation.' Rotenstreich, a Kant scholar, finds the sources of the idea, and the contexts in which it is employed to be 'eclectic' And in this work he analyzes in it in relation to the idea of Man's being a creature created in the image of God, in connection with elements of human creativity, in relation to morality, and also in relation to human sanctity. The concept of human dignity is one which has been greatly evoked in the recent bioethical debates especially by the moral philosopher Leon Kass. This book provides valuable insight into an essential concept for human self- understanding.