In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Nigel Biggar to talk about his book What’s Wrong With Rights? from Oxford University Press and we discuss the nature of rights and the common good.
Meet Dr. Biggar
Nigel Biggar until his recent retirement was the Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics & Public Life. He has degrees from Oxford, Regent College, and the University of Chicago. He studies the contribution of religion to the health of liberal societies; moral questions about killing (especially in relation to suicide, euthanasia, and war); forgiveness after civil conflict; the public responsibility of the media; and the public vocation of universities. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Christian ethics and public theology.
- What’s Wrong with Rights? by Nigel Biggar
- The Idea of Natural Rights by Brian Tierney
- Justice: Rights and Wrongs by Nicholas Wolterstorff
- Natural Rights: A Criticism of Some Political and Ethical Conceptions by David Ritchie
- On Human Rights by James Griffin
The Digital Public Square is a production of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and is produced and hosted by Jason Thacker.
Production assistance is provided by Kadin Christian. Technical production provided by Owens Productions. It is edited and mixed by Mark Owens.
Digital Public Square Podcast with Jason Thacker
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