Remy Debes
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis

Remy Debes is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Memphis and the editor of The Southern Journal of Philosophy. He is the editor of Dignity: A History (2017), a volume of the Oxford Philosophical Concepts series and a project of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy. His new monograph (in progress) is entitled, Respect as Understanding.

Written by Remy Debes

Renford McIntyre pictured in Dudley, England, after being declared an illegal immigrant despite 50 years of living and working in the UK. Photo by Andrew Testa/Panos

Essay/
History of ideas
Dignity is delicate

Human dignity is a concept with remarkably shallow historical roots. Is that why it is so presently endangered?

Remy Debes