Mathias Schreiber: Dignity. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Society & culture, Social & ethical issues)


What we lose when it gets lost

Original Title: Würde

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 4 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-421-04600-0
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: September 2, 2013
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Mathias  Schreiber - Dignity


A thought-provoking text on the significance of dignity

Dignity is a frequently used term, especially in recent times, such as with the dignified resignation of the pope or the undignified appearance of a politician, the deliberate indignity of TV shows or the rash self-exposure on the Internet. Many people have the feeling that dignity is getting lost in our societies.

But what exactly is dignity? And what does the loss of dignity mean? Mathias Schreiber has gone on an excursion through history and philosophy and in this book describes the whole range and depth of the term, from Roman dignitas to the German constitution and he describes the loss of dignity in our present day. He pointedly shows that it is more than just a trifle when we insist on the dignity of people or of an office held.


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