Dignity in ‘the streets’: a comment on Gilabert

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These comments focus on Part II of Pablo Gilabert's, Human Dignity and Human Rights. They make three main points. First, they stress the helpfulness of Gilabert's distinction between so-called “status” and “condition” dignity. Second, they raise doubts about Gilabert's understanding of the grounds of human dignity – in particular, whether these must include “valuable” features of human beings. And third, they ask whether Gilabert's account of dignity (as a measure of moral status) is not too distant from the everyday understanding of dignity (as a measure of social status).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-293
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Global Ethics
Issue number3
Early online date6 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2021


  • Human dignity
  • Human rights


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