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The Theological and Philosophical Roots of Human Dignity

Principal Investigator: Professor John Loughlin

Research Assistant: Niamh Baker-Loughlin

Aim: This project aims to produce an annotated bibliography on human dignity from an interdisciplinary perspective: historical roots, theology, philosophy, law, politics, anthropology and its application in contemporary human rights legislation, international relations and public policy.


  1. The production of an annotated bibliography on the different dimensions of human dignity.
  2. The creation of an electronic archive of articles related to the different dimensions of human dignity.

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