This article aims to compose a critical history of the idea of dignity. As an inviolable and incomparable value, dignity is essentially un-conditional. It is a part of the moral world and it is separated from economic evaluations, exception which confirms the global project of economization of the world started in the Modern Age. Beyond economic implications, dignity is connected with the semantic context of anthropological identity. Dignity is usually considered as a human right, unrelated to animals or different living beings. This opinion belongs to a humanistic ontology, which implicitly allows the exploitation of the nature. The present analysis proposes an idea of dignity irreducible to the economic logic of equivalence, and besides, a non-anthropocentric dignity, which learns from the nature the sense of the limit and the symmetry of the finitude.

Critica dell'idea di dignità

TAGLIAPIETRA , ANDREA
2016

Abstract

This article aims to compose a critical history of the idea of dignity. As an inviolable and incomparable value, dignity is essentially un-conditional. It is a part of the moral world and it is separated from economic evaluations, exception which confirms the global project of economization of the world started in the Modern Age. Beyond economic implications, dignity is connected with the semantic context of anthropological identity. Dignity is usually considered as a human right, unrelated to animals or different living beings. This opinion belongs to a humanistic ontology, which implicitly allows the exploitation of the nature. The present analysis proposes an idea of dignity irreducible to the economic logic of equivalence, and besides, a non-anthropocentric dignity, which learns from the nature the sense of the limit and the symmetry of the finitude.
Dignity; Humanism; Nature
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