What is a Person? On Non-Human Persons and Alternative Beings


Essay, 2014

4 Pages, Grade: A


Abstract or Introduction

It is a fundamental flaw of humanity to consider all of mankind equal and above every other species known to us. It is a flaw that we do not even recognise as a flaw. We go about our day-to-day business without a second thought about whether or not the man across the street is less or more of a person than ourselves. Nevertheless, this flaw exists. It is unfounded and irrational and yet influences almost all our judgments and decisions. Personhood is not a right of mankind. In fact personhood is not a right of any creature. In this essay I explore how we can decide how to award personhood and to whom.

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Title
What is a Person? On Non-Human Persons and Alternative Beings
Grade
A
Author
Year
2014
Pages
4
Catalog Number
V283724
ISBN (eBook)
9783656834939
File size
374 KB
Language
English
Keywords
non-human persons, alternative beings, personhood, philosophy
Quote paper
Sam Mitchell (Author), 2014, What is a Person? On Non-Human Persons and Alternative Beings, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/283724

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