“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.

Consciousness and souls
Unapologetic Review - Part 4: More Effort Required
Unapologetic Review - Part 5: The Meaning of "Faith"
Unapologetic Review - Part 3: The Main Argument
About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University