The Nature of Dignity argues that, given what evolutionary biology tells us about human nature, we need a new understanding of what is involved in the exhibition of personal dignity, since Kant and other Enlightenment figures whose ideas of dignity have shaped our own were wrong in several of their key assumptions. The required new conception of dignity is then developed on the basis of insights gleaned from history, political-economics, literature, film, hermeneutical ethics, and evolutionary biology.

The Nature of Dignity 2010, Lexington Books

ISBN-13: 9780739124086

Trade paperback

The Nature of Dignity 2008, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739124079