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Plato's conception of justice and the question of human dignity

Author: Marek Piechowiak
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang, 2021.
Series: Philosophy and cultural studies revisited, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, revised and expandedView all editions and formats
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This book is the first comprehensive study of Plato's conception of justice. The universality of human rights and the universality of human dignity, which is recognised as their source, are among the crucial philosophical problems in modern-day legal orders and in contemporary culture in general. If dignity is genuinely universal, then human beings also possessed it in ancient times. Plato not only perceived human  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Piechowiak
ISBN: 3631845243 9783631845240
OCLC Number: 1225192664
Description: 300 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dignity as the fundamental value in law - Plato on dignity in Timaeus - The Republic on the individual and justice in the model of the state as a phantom of justice - Justice and freedom - Equality and friendship as the aim of law - The individual as the object of love - Just actions over contemplation.
Series Title: Philosophy and cultural studies revisited, v. 8.
Responsibility: Marek Piechowiak.

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In this first comprehensive study of Plato's conception of justice, the recognition of human dignity plays a crucial role for understanding the individual in relation to the law and state. Plato's  Read more...
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