In Defense of Human Dignity : Essays for Our Times (Loyola Topics in Political Philosophy)

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In Defense of Human Dignity : Essays for Our Times (Loyola Topics in Political Philosophy)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 264 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Robert Kraynak And Glenn Tinder Contend that the major challenge of our time is to recover a true and authentic understanding of human dignity and to defend it against threats from modern civilization. In Defense of Human Dignity wrestles with the dilemma that contemporary society has developed a heightened sensitivity to the demands of human dignity while creating radically new dangers to humanity in the form of the totalitarian state, modern technology, genetic engineering, the practical ethics movement, and radical environmentalism. The inspiration for this volume is the publication twenty years ago of the Covey Lectures by Glenn Tinder under the title Against Fate, in which Tinder argued that the sanctity of every individual is the central moral intuition of the Western tradition.

Table of Contents

Introduction Defending Human Dignity: The          1  (10)
Challenge of Our Times
Robert P. Kraynak
Against Fate: An Essay on Personal Dignity 11 (42)
Glenn Tinder
Kant on Human Dignity 53 (28)
Susan M. Shell
``Made in the Image of God'': The Christian 81 (38)
View of Human Dignity and Political Order
Robert P. Kraynak
Between Sanctity and Depravity: Human 119(20)
Dignity in Protestant Perspective
John Witte, Jr.
A House Divided, Again: Sanctity vs. 139(26)
Dignity in the Induced Death Debates
Timothy P. Jackson
Are Freedom and Dignity Enough? A 165(28)
Reflection on Liberal Abbreviations
David Walsh
A Well-Ordered Society 193(14)
John Rawls
Saving Modernity from Itself: John Paul II 207(30)
on Human Dignity, ``the Whole Truth about
Man,'' and the Modern Quest for Freedom
Kenneth L. Grasso
Afterword Facets of Personal Dignity 237(10)
Glenn Tinder
Contributors 247(2)
Index 249