"Dignity, Rank, and Rights is an unusual, and unusually refreshing, exercise in legal philosophy... his account of dignity as a legal status is meticulously researched, engages with a broad collection of thinkers and theories, and offers real insights into dignity's legal dimensions." -Michigan Law Review
"Waldron's take on human dignity is novel. It contains a bold inversion of almost all philosophical treatments of dignity as something like a metaphysical ground for moral claims. Waldron eschews this approach by understanding dignity as a substantive and structural feature of the way that legal orders establish rank and statusELthis bold approach allows Waldron to move forward a much-needed philosophical conversation about this deeply interesting and important concept."
About the Author
JW:University Professor of Law at New York UniversityMD-C:Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley