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From Arudinensis' Renaissance Concept of Human Dignity to Foundations of Human Rights

Presenter Aleksandra Glabinska Kelly
Contact person
Northern Institute
Location Northern Institute
Yellow Building 1.2.48 Casuarina campus and Zoom
Open to Public

Jan ze Trzciany, Arudinensis, philosophy professor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków wrote a treatise on human nature and dignity, De Natura Ac Dignitate Hominis (1554).

The main attributes in regards to human dignity finds Arudinensis in human reason, human body and human soul.

Elaborating his concept of human dignity the philosopher adopted Ancient, Medieval and Quattrocento thinkers’ ideas, that enriched philosophical discourse at the Krakow University during the 1540s and 1550s.

The presentation juxtaposes as well Arudinensis ideas regarding human dignity as the foundation of Human Rights to the contemporary voices concerning this matter.

Presenter Bio

Aleksandra Glabinska Kelly

The Renaissance idea of human dignity and the idea of the active and the contemplative life are my great interests. I find as well rewarding creative writing and painting.

I published a bilingual poetry book and my poetry are represented in some anthologies.

I am a passionate, dedicated and motivated teacher with a strong belief and commitment to the value of education.

I possess a master’s degree in education (University of Södertörn), Stockholm, Master of Arts with major in History of Ideas (Stockholm’s University) and Master of Scandinavian Languages and Culture. (University of Gdańsk).

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