Theology & Philosophy

Liberty, Nature, and the Question of Human Dignity


This conference explored the connection between the notion of dignity and individual rights and liberty. It drew upon works of both contemporary and core sources.


Conference Readings

Kant, Immanuel. Practical Philosophy (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant). Edited by Mary J. Gregor. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Kateb, George. Human Dignity. Cambridge and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.

Mill, John Stuart. The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill. Volume X - Essays on Ethics, Religion, and Society. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2006.

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. Edited by David Bromwich and George Kateb. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.

Rosen, Michael. Dignity: Its History and Meaning. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Discourses and other early political writings. Edited by Victor Gourevitch. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.