Aspects of the philosophical analysis of the concept of human dignity


human dignity
medical ethics
moral subject


The following article is based on a discussion of the concept of dignity, Both, the criticism and the different concepts will be discussed. If the concept of human dignity should not only replace an empty formula, human dignity has to be analysed with regards to content. Based on the more detailed analysis it is proved that human dignity is interpreted and used in different ways. It is not only valid for the relationship between the nation and the citizens, which is the original reason why it is arranged at the beginning of the fundamental rights, but also indirectly for the relationship of the citizens among themselves. The human being is endowed with reason and conscience and therefore a morally responsible subject – a person. For this reason human dignity is bestowed on human. Afterwards it will be considered whether all human own dignity or if it depends on belongings of certain characteristics.