ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Human Dignity and Suffering: Some Considerations

Does suffering affect dignity? This essay examines the consequences of construing dignity not as an intrinsic, constitutive quality integral to our very being but as an extrinsic, variable property dependent on certain conditions. It investigates the centrality of suffering to a left-of-centre imagining of solidarity politics and proposes that this Judeo- Christian legacy also contributes to an asymmetrical relationship between an activist-witness and suffering humanity.

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