|Title||Αναζητώντας την αξιοπρέπεια / In search of dignity|
|Cycle / Level||2nd / Postgraduate|
Programme of Study: Philosophy: Texts, Interpretations, Practices
Registered students: 8
|Istoría tīs Filosofías||Elective Courses||Winter/Spring||-||10|
|Politikī, Īthikī, Díkaio||Elective Courses beloging to the selected specialization||Winter/Spring||-||10|
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
|Class ID|| |
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
- e-Study Guide https://qa.auth.gr/en/class/1/600158542
- At the Website of the School:
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Τhere are no prerequisites
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.
- 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.
Educational Material Types
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Students are provided with electronic material.
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.