Human Dignity between Kitsch and Deification

Avishai Margalit (Jerusalem/Princeton)

Rechtskulturen Lecture
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, GKR
Wallotstr. 19, 14193 Berlin

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“What is so great about human beings, that each and every one of them deserves moral respect? Respect, mind you, not for what they do but respect for who they are. Strangely enough, respect for humans is like aristocratic respect: honoring for who you are not for what you did, and who you are depends on your family tree. In the case of respect to humans, the family concerned is, so to speak, the family of Man.” Avishai Margalit