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The Resource Technicians of human dignity : bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth, Gaymon Bennett

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

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Technicians of human dignity : bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth
Title
Technicians of human dignity
Title remainder
bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth
Statement of responsibility
Gaymon Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Technicians of Human Dignity traces the extraordinary rise of human dignity as a defining concern of religious, political, and bioethical institutions over the last half century and offers original insight into how human dignity has become threatened by its own success. The global expansion of dignitarian politics has left dignity without a stable set of meanings or referents, unsettling contemporary economies of life and power. Engaging anthropology, theology, and bioethics, Bennett grapples with contemporary efforts to mobilize human dignity as a counter-response to the biopolitics of the human body, and the breakdowns this has generated. To do this, he investigates how actors in pivotal institutions --the Vatican, the United Nations, U.S. Federal Bioethics--reconceived human dignity as the bearer of intrinsic worth, only to become frustrated by the Sisyphean struggle of turning its conceptions into practice
Member of
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1972-
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Bennett, Gaymon
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Just ideas : transformative ideals of justice in ethical and political thought
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  • United Nations
  • Vatican Council
  • Respect for persons
  • Bioethics
  • Human rights
Target audience
adult
Label
Technicians of human dignity : bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth, Gaymon Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn925397714
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823267798
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925397714
Label
Technicians of human dignity : bodies, souls, and the making of intrinsic worth, Gaymon Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn925397714
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823267798
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925397714

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