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[Dignity is a highly controversial concept. Few other terms have been used in so many settings with so many contradictory meanings. Political events in the Middle East have given dignity new meanings. Some analysts have gone as far as calling the revolutionsRevolution and civil wars that have...
[What is dignity from a Western perspective? This chapter provides a short history of dignity in the West, focusing on Immanuel Kant’sKant, Immanuel concept of dignity, dignity in legal instruments and dignity in bioethicsBioethics supplemented by fiction, politics and everyday life (e.g....
[What is dignity from a Middle Eastern perspective? This chapter is an interpretation of dignity in IslamIslam. To facilitate understanding of the dignity analysis, a short summary of Islam precedes the main discussion, which focuses on the relationships of dignity and power, and dignity and...
[This chapter argues that one can find an inner kernel in dignity discussions that unites major Western and Middle Eastern streams: dignity as a sense of self-worthSelf-worth, which we have a duty to develop and respectRespect in ourselves and a duty to protect in others. At the same time, it is...
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