Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

Human Dignity Lecture Series

The Murphy Institute's Human Dignity Lecture Series brings together prominent thinkers in fields such as philosophy, theology, and law to explore in a rigorous fashion just what it means for humans to possess dignity.  The past two lectures in the series were Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurispurdence, Princeton University, and Gilbert Meilaender, Richard and Phyllis Duesenberg Chair in Theological Ethics at Valparaiso University.  The long-term goal for this series is to assemble a set of six or eight lectures, delivered at the University of St. Thomas over several years, into one volumne that can serve as a resource for those interested in a strenuous investigation and defense of human dignity.   

Human Dignity Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hans Joas, world renown sociologist, gives the final lecture in the Murphy Institute series on Human Dignity.

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Human Dignity Lecture Series: Paolo Carozza

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paolo Carozza is an Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

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Human Dignity Lecture Series: David Luban

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Dignifier and the Dignified: Human Dignity from Autonomy to Relations

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Human Dignity Lecture Series: Person and Their Dignity

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, an author and noted expert in the field of religious ethics, will discuss “Persons and Their Dignity” in a 7:30 p.m. lecture Thursday, Nov. 11, in the auditorium of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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