In a sensitively structured and cogent conclusion to his Gifford Lecture Series, Professor Jeremy Waldron tonight set out his argument for the full, unequivocal inclusion of those who are ‘profoundly disabled’ within his schemata for ‘basic human equality’. As he described his ‘bottom line’: ‘those who are profoundly disabled are human persons too, endowed with human dignity, distinct from non-human animals, and entitled to human equality’. Continue reading
- Can there be a religious argument for equality which holds firm in the present day?
- Or accepting some original theological foundations for human equality, can the ‘jist of the argument be detached from its religious scaffolding’?
- Or can there be an elaborated account of human equality without any association with theology?