Gilbert Meilaender, a New Atlantis contributing editor, is a Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. He held the Richard and Phyllis Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University until 2014. He was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics (2002–2009). His latest book is Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging (Eerdmans, 2013).
In The New Atlantis
Appeals to human dignity are at the core of many of the most contentious social and political issues of our time. But these appeals suggest different and at times even contradictory ways of understanding the term. Is dignity something we all share equally and therefore the reason we all...