Aspects of the philosophical analysis of the concept of human dignity

Oryg. Aspekte einer philosophischen Analyse des Begriffs der Menschenwürde

  • Marie Luise Fischer Studium Bachelor of Arts Sonderpädagogik/ Philosophie, Master of Arts Sonderpädagogik, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Pierre Carl Link ?


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.


Author Biography

Pierre Carl Link, ?

Philosoph (M.A.), Bildungswissenschaftler (M.A.), Theologe (M.A.), Religionswissenschaftler (M.A.), Studium an den Universitäten Mannheim, Freiburg im Breisgau und Würzburg, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Sonderpädagogik V – Pädagogik bei Verhaltensstörungen, Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Mitglied im Fellowship praktische Philosophie und Medizinethik sowie ständiger Referent im Würzburger und Bamberger Philosophicum. Gründer des Würzburger Collegium Psychoanalyticum. Mitbegründer der Würzburger Forschungsgruppe „Vulnerabilität, Sicherheit und Resilienz“. Doktorand an der Graduiertenschule für dieGeisteswissenschaften, Universität Würzburg.

How to Cite
FISCHER, Marie Luise; LINK, Pierre Carl. Aspects of the philosophical analysis of the concept of human dignity. Medicina Internacia Revuo - International Medicine Review, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 108, p. 163-175, june 2017. ISSN 0465-5435. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2018.