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 Jurisprudence, 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 volume that can serve as a resource for those interested in a strenuous investigation and defense of human dignity.   

Human Dignity Lecture Series Events

Nov 06 2014
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Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Jan 12 2012
Human Dignity Lecture Paolo Carozza

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Paolo Carozza is an Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Read More

Oct 27 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Nov 11 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, an author and noted expert in the field of religious ethics, will discuss “Persons and Their Dignity.” Read More