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Technicians of human dignity : bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth

Author: Gaymon Bennett
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Series: Just ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Tracks the development of the concept of human dignity in post-war ethics and politics, focusing on the Vatican, the United Nations, and U.S. Federal Bioethics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaymon Bennett
ISBN: 9780823267774 0823267776
OCLC Number: 918149364
Description: xviii, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The motion of inquiry --
Figuring human dignity --
Human dignity and the Vatican --
The church, the secular, and pastoral power --
The ontology of vocation: Gaudium et Spes --
Human dignity and the United Nations --
Incapacity by design: politics, sovereignty, and human rights --
Dignity and governance: the universal declaration of human rights --
Diagnostic excursus: economies of life and power --
Human dignity and the president's Council on Bioethics --
Bioethics and the reconfiguration of biopolitics --
The biopolitical pastoral: beyond therapy --
Methodological epilogue: toward an anthropology of figuration.
Series Title: Just ideas.
Responsibility: Gaymon Bennett.

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