Law and Philosophy

Moshe Halbertal, "Three Concepts of Human Dignity"

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

Participating faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Moshe Halbertal, "Three Concepts of Human Dignity"

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive.

American Philosophical Association Awards 2015 Quinn Prize to Martha Nussbaum

American Philosophical Association
December 1, 2015

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, has been awarded the 2015 Quinn Prize, the APA’s highest honor for service to the profession.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

The Dewey Lecture: Three Concepts of Human Dignity

Law School Communications
November 25, 2015

The 2015 Dewey Lecture, delivered earlier this month by Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University and Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew University, stirred thoughtful discussion among Law School scholars about the concept of human dignity.

The 2015 Dewey Lecture, delivered in November by Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University and Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew University, stirred thoughtful discussion among Law School scholars about the concept of human dignity.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Dewey Lecture: Three Concepts of Human Dignity - Moshe Halbertal

Date: 
11.11.2015
Location: 
Courtroom
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

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