The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 10
Page No. 2452 - 2455

Individual Dignity in Antique Philosophical and Legal Thought

Authors : Marina V. Markhgeim, Alevtina E. Novikova, Evgeniy E. Tonkov and Lubov A. Pozharova

Abstract: The study shows that the dignity, considered from the standpoint of philosophy and law, does not correspond with the empirical causal relationships and dictates law to a man which does not coincide with its material interests and practical expediency. This tradition dates back to ancient times. The thinkers of antiquity make dignity being dependent on social stratification which is characterized by a differentiated understanding of dignity for individual social strata. In late antiquity, dignity actually fixes the autonomy of an individual, set in a privileged position. A special procedure of prosecution and the provision with a special legal status for certain categories of citizens kept in Russia is considered by the authors as the following with the archaic traditions of social stratification that is not conducive to the democracy development in the country.

How to cite this article:

Marina V. Markhgeim, Alevtina E. Novikova, Evgeniy E. Tonkov and Lubov A. Pozharova, 2016. Individual Dignity in Antique Philosophical and Legal Thought. The Social Sciences, 11: 2452-2455.

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