David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Philosophy Today 16:159-170 (2000)
This general discussion asks just what social identity is and to what extent race, gender, and ethnicity contribute to it—the answer being, basically, very little. Social identity is how we are seen and classified by others, involving, in part, classifications that are empirically checkable; but there are also attitudes at work that are not wholly subject to testing. A major concern here is respect for and maintenance of human dignity, which in turn is analyzed into a fundamental “core” notion, and a more “special” notion. It is argued that the core notion stems from general humanity and that respecting it is basic to all good social relations. The “special” notions, on the other hand, are more variable and we need to be careful not to subordinate the core conception to special ones; doing this might have the ill effect, say, of taking it that someone’s right not to be murdered is due to race or gender
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jami L. Anderson (ed.) (2003). Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Philosophical Issues of Identity and Justice. Prentice Hall.
Lennart Nordenfelt (2004). The Varieties of Dignity. Health Care Analysis 12 (2):69-81.
Peter Baumann (2007). Persons, Human Beings, and Respect. Polish Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):5-17.
Ronald R. Sundstrom (2003). Race and Place: Social Space in the Production of Human Kinds. Philosophy and Geography 6 (1):83 – 95.
Robert M. Anthony (2012). A Challenge to Critical Understandings of Race. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (3):260-282.
Andrew Edgar (2004). A Response to Nordenfelt's “The Varieties of Dignity”. Health Care Analysis 12 (2):83-89.
Shaoping Gan (2009). Human Dignity as a Right. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):370-384.
Ernesto V. Garcia (2000). The Social Nature of Kantian Dignity. Social Philosophy Today 16:127-139.
Thaddeus Metz (2011). An African Theory of Dignity and a Relational Conception of Poverty. In John de Gruchy (ed.), The Humanist Imperative in South Africa. African Sun Media. 233--242.
Michael Hauskeller (2012). Believing in the Dignity of Human Embryos. Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 17 (1):53-65.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads13 ( #133,099 of 1,413,232 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #67,254 of 1,413,232 )
How can I increase my downloads?