Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation

  • Jeff Malpas
  • Norelle Lickiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Concept of Human Dignity

    1. Jeff Malpas, Norelle Lickiss
      Pages 1-5
    2. Daniel P. Sulmasy
      Pages 9-18
    3. Jeff Malpas, Norelle Lickiss
      Pages 19-25
    4. Norelle Lickiss
      Pages 27-41
    5. Andrew Brennan, Y. S. Lo
      Pages 43-58
    6. Rosalind Hursthouse
      Pages 59-72
    7. Doron Shultziner
      Pages 73-92
  3. Human Dignity in Context

    1. Eilidh Campbell St John, Stuart Blackler
      Pages 127-134
    2. Greg Dening
      Pages 135-139
    3. Nicholas Tarling
      Pages 141-149
    4. Sir Guy Green
      Pages 151-156
    5. Don Chalmers, Ryuichi Ida
      Pages 157-168
    6. Martin Tattersall
      Pages 187-191
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-239

About this book


The idea of human dignity is central to any reflection on the nature of human worth, and has become a key concept in international and national law, in medical ethics, and in much philosophical and political theory. However, the idea is a complex one that also takes on many different forms. This collection explores the idea of human dignity as it arises within these many different domains, opening up the possibility of a multidisciplinary conversation that illuminates the concept itself, as well as the idea of the human to which it stands in an essential relation. The book is not only an intriguing and stimulating exploration of human dignity from a range of perspectives, but also provides an important resource for those who wish to take the exploration further.


Religion dignity ethics human being international law justice personhood respect

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Malpas
    • 1
  • Norelle Lickiss
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.University of Tasmania and University of SydneyAustralia

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