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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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Persons and Different Kinds of Persons

Persons and Different Kinds of Persons

Chapter:
(p.267) Seventeen Persons and Different Kinds of Persons
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Freedom and Limits
Author(s):

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0019

Lachs examines Borden Parker Bowne's personalism but goes beyond Bowne in identifying some nonhuman animals as persons. Moreover, Lachs argues that whatever set of criteria we chose for ascribing personhood, some humans will not qualify under it while some animals will. Lachs highlights the practical nature of categories such as “person.”

Keywords:   Personhood, Borden Parker Bowne, Choice-inclusive facts

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