S ocial P sychology

Authored by: Steven Hitlin , Matthew Andersson

T he H andbook of S ociology and H uman R ights

Print publication date:  February  2013
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781594518829
eBook ISBN: 9781315634227
Adobe ISBN: 9781317258391

10.4324/9781315634227.chTHIRTY-EIGHT

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Abstract

Dignity is a real, objective feature of human personhood. The question is not whether dignity exists, any more than whether the Grand Canyon exists. The question is whether human minds understand, acknowledge, and respond to the fact that human persons possess dignity.

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