THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN DIGNITY

Nico Vorster

Abstract


legal discourse that directs itself to the whole of creation, rather than only to human
society’s dependence on its natural environment or its survival. A conception of dignity is
therefore needed that will be able to relate human and non-human dignity. This article
proposes a multi-relational understanding of dignity based on a reading of the Genesis
narrative, as well as other major themes of Scripture. It entails that human and non-human
dignity ought to be understood and evaluated in terms of the dignity of the entirety.

Keywords


Human Dignity; Environmental Rights; Non-human Dignity; Creation Narratives

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/106-0-145

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