“The Stupidity of Dignity”

Steven Pinker has a very good essay on The New Republic online, “The Stupidity of Dignity.” It examines the uselessness of the concept of dignity in bioethics, particularly the Catholic-inflected “theocon” version of bioethics that has become very influential in the US government.

Atheism and the difference between consistency and entailment
I Don't Care - Part 2
Victor Reppert's Anti-Naturalistic Argument from Pain
Here's One Way to Resist Naturalistic Arguments: Lack Belief that Matter Exists!
About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University


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