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What is a person?

Author: Michael F Goodman
Publisher: Clifton, N.J. : Humana Press, ©1988.
Series: Contemporary issues in biomedicine, ethics, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who is to count as a person? What exactly is "personhood"? Is a "person" the same as a "human being"? These are probably the most crucial and complex questions at the heart of today's ethics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Goodman
ISBN: 0896031179 9780896031173
OCLC Number: 14242709
Description: ix, 325 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Michael F. Goodman --
The "beginning" of human life : philosophical considerations / Daniel Callahan --
Human being : the boundaries of the concept / Lawrence C. Becker --
In defense of abortion and infanticide / Michael Tooley --
The perils of personhood / Roslyn Weiss --
Freedom of the will and the concept of a person / Harry G. Frankfurt --
Conditions of personhood / Daniel C. Dennett --
Medicine and the concept of person / H. Tristram Engelhardt --
Once and future persons / W.R. Carter --
Personhood and the conception event / Robert E. Joyce --
Who shall count as a human being? / Sissela Bok --
On the humanity of the fetus / Baruch Brody --
Abortion : listening to the middle / Edward A. Langerak. The life of a person / Roland Puccetti --
Human life vs human personhood / Robert Brungs --
Kinds and persons / Peter A. French.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in biomedicine, ethics, and society.
Responsibility: edited by Michael F. Goodman.

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