Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, will open the conference by delivering the 2016 Human Dignity Lecture at McKenna Hall on Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
"The End of Human Dignity?" conference will feature noted philosophers and theologians including Cyril O'Regan, Leon Kass, Gustavo Gutiérrez and David Walsh, to name a few.
In recent years the concept of human dignity has come under intense scrutiny and has even been dismissed as
"stupid" and "useless." The erosion or outright dismissal of the concept of human dignity raises foundational questions, such as who is the human person and what kind of communities do we wish to inhabit? What would society look like if the language of human dignity were partly or entirely eliminated from public discourse? Such questions require that those who would assert the concept's normativity must offer a philosophical and theological response that takes seriously the critique, renews the discourse, and offers new possibilities for how we may meaningfully engage the concept of human dignity.
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