A Concept of Dignity, 44
Isr. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/1882
The concept of dignity I discuss has two main historical sources: the religious, biblical idea of humanity’s resemblance to God, and the philosophical, Kantian view of human autonomy. I offer an interpretation of the two sources that highlights a common ground, and then point to some aberrations that may result from confounding theological or metaphysical issues with the concept of dignity and its normative implications.