On the Concept of Dignity in the Capability Approach: A personalistic Perspective

Markova, Asya (2011) On the Concept of Dignity in the Capability Approach: A personalistic Perspective. In: 2011 HDCA conference: Inovation, Development and Human Capabilities, 6-8 september 2011, Hague, Netherlands. (Submitted)

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The central task of my doctoral research project is to develop a distinctive account on the philosophical uses of the concept of dignity, which is a key-concept in Martha Nussbaum‘s philosophical version of the capability approach. With regard to the role of this concept as foundational point of reference for all central claims, I think that we should not neglect the lack of a systematical and exhaustible account on what human dignity exactly means.
Due to the central role of that concept in the capability approach, I disagree with Nussbaum who seems to assume that it is enough to have only an intuitive understanding of that concept.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects:Philosophy > Specific philosophical schools and viewpoints
ID Code:1086
Deposited By: Asya Markova
Deposited On:21 Feb 2012 11:04
Last Modified:21 Feb 2012 13:18

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