Love, Individuality and Dignity

Free Public Lecture

Love, Individuality and Dignity

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
Professor's Walk


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Professor Raimond Gaita argues that love plays both a constitutive and revelatory role in our understanding of the idea that human beings are, as we sometimes say, unique and irreplaceable. In addition, he takes love to play an important role in explaining what we are getting at when we talk about the Dignity – or the inalienable Dignity – of humanity or of individual persons. He stresses that there are different forms of love, all of them forms of the ethical, but not thereby of morality, and that some forms of love conflict with morality – or at least with non-moralistic conceptions of it.

This lecture is part of the 2017 SHAPS 'Love' Public Lecture Series.


  • Professor Raimond Gaita
    Professor Raimond Gaita, Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne and Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy at King's College London.