Human Dignity — An Economic Approach

Authors

  • Livia Ivascu Complutense University of Madrid

Abstract

Attention to human dignity is re?ected in the economic life of the individual. This paper explores the interplay of human dignity and basic socio-economic rights of human beings. Access to basic economic and social services is crucial, not only to people´s physical basic needs, but also to enable the development of their potential to shape their own lives and to be active agents in the shaping of a “digni?ed society”. Human dignity as a relational concept requires society to respect the equal worth of all the people regardless of gender and social or economic status.
KEY WORDS: human dignity, human rights, economic rights, value, duties (moral), respect, human being and principles.

Author Biography

Livia Ivascu, Complutense University of Madrid

Attention to human dignity is re?ected in the economic life of the individual. This paper explores the interplay of human dignity and basic socio-economic rights of human beings. Access to basic economic and social services is crucial, not only to people´s physical basic needs, but also to enable the development of their potential to shape their own lives and to be active agents in the shaping of a “digni?ed society”. Human dignity as a relational concept requires society to respect the equal worth of all the people regardless of gender and social or economic status.
KEY WORDS: human dignity, human rights, economic rights, value, duties (moral), respect, human being and principles

Published

2016-12-26

How to Cite

Ivascu, L. (2016). Human Dignity — An Economic Approach. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 1(1), 44-54. Retrieved from http://scientiamoralitas.com/index.php/sm/article/view/3