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      Making sense of dignity.

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      Journal of medical ethics
      Bioethics and Professional Ethics

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          Abstract

          In this review of Leon Kass's Life, liberty and the defense of dignity and Deryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword's Human dignity in bioethics and biolaw. I consider the prospects for a theory of dignity as a basis for bioethics research. I argue that dignity theories are worth exploring in more detail, but that research needs to consider both "antitheory" accounts of the language of bioethics, and to give more weight to accounts of dignity as an outcome of holding positive liberties and as something that has a psychological dimension.

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          Journal
          J Med Ethics
          Journal of medical ethics
          0306-6800
          0306-6800
          Nov 2005
          : 31
          : 11
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Biomedical Ethics, Imperial College London, Medical Ethics Unit, 324 Reynolds Building, St Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RP. r.ashcroft@imperial.ac.uk
          Article
          31/11/679
          10.1136/jme.2004.011130
          1734052
          16269569
          82e2d782-a2b6-4b6c-a4bf-1fd0d053eaac
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