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Löhrer, Guido. 1995. Menschliche Würde: Wissenschaftliche Geltung und metaphorische Grenzen der praktischen Philosophie Kants. Freiburg: Alber. 503 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Human dignity is a regulative concept in human reflexive understanding. In Kant's practical philosophy it is used a) internally in terms of moral philosophy, as a rule for action, and b) externally and ontologically, as boundary or condition of the possibility of any type of human self-understanding. In order to justify the latter, the possibility of a non-regressive discoursive account of this boundary is assumed. Such an account yields a boundary discourse which is itself located on the boundary which it discusses - in necessarily metaphorical form, which is explicated here in relation to its regulatory function. (Publisher Book Description)