On Portraying Human Dignity

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Abstract

I consider whether Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) in his painting Las Meninas has conveyed several aspects of the idea of human dignity in ways that not only echo some aspects of contemporary philosophical and legal analysis, but transcend them, bringing into our understanding aspects of dignity, and the controversy surrounding it, that otherwise might be underestimated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Dignity in Context
EditorsAlexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers, Dieter Grimm
Place of PublicationBaden-Baden
PublisherNomos (Baden-Baden)
ISBN (Print)978-3-8487-2356-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameRecht in Context
PublisherNomos

Keywords

  • Las Meninas, Velazquez, dignity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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    McCrudden, C. (2017). On Portraying Human Dignity. In A. Kemmerer, C. Möllers, & D. Grimm (Eds.), Human Dignity in Context (Recht in Context). Nomos (Baden-Baden).