In search on dignity

Course Information
TitleΑναζητώντας την αξιοπρέπεια / In search on dignity
CodeΦΙΜ 142
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorFilimon Peonidis
Course ID600018280

Programme of Study: PPS Philosophy

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
History of PhilosophyMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-10
Systematic PhilosophyElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Τhere are no prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Students should be familiar with the historical development of the notion of human dignity and be able to understand contemporary philosophical debates concerning its nature, its justification and its scope.
General Competences
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The notion of dignity enjoyed huge popularity after the end of WWII and now is regarded as a moral and constitutional value that is central to every liberal democracy.However, there are philosophical disagreements concerning its understanding, given its long history and its application in completely different contexts. In this seminar we follow the historical development of the term from Roman dignitas to Immanuel Kant, we discuss contemporary philosophical approaches to it (Waldron, Kateb) as well as its role in constitutional law and bioethics.
human dignity
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Students are provided with electronic material.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment502
Written assigments502
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν προβλέπεται η χορήγηση συγγράμματος από τον Εύδοξο.
Additional bibliography for study
Π. Κονδύλης, Περί Αξιοπρέπειας, Αθήνα 2000. M. Duwell et. al. (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity, Cambridge 2014. J. Waldron, Dignity, Rank and Rights, Oxford 2012. P. Sourlas, "Human Dignity and the Constitution", Jurisprudence 7 (2016): 30-46.
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