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Dignity Defined

What is it, exactly, and do we know it when we see it?

Jul 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 43 • By EMILY WILKINSON
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In an era when the study of the humanities is in decline, this is heartening stuff. More heartening still is Rosen’s interest in reaching an audience beyond philosophy professors. His easy, conversational style and pointed avoidance of jargon invite the educated lay reader into a culturally relevant and interesting conversation. This is the sort of work that humanities professors need to undertake if they want their disciplines to survive.

Emily Wilkinson is a writer in Williamsburg, Virginia.