Persons Paperback

The Difference Between 'Someone' and 'Something'

by Robert Spaemann;

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An examination and defence of the concept of personality, long central to Western moral culture but now increasingly under attack, by a leading European philosopher. Persons takes issue with major contemporary philosophers, especially in the English-speaking world (such as Parfit and Singer), who have contributed to the eclipse of the idea, and traces the debate back to the foundations of modern philosophy in Descartes and Locke. Robert Spaemann offers extended discussions of the sources of the idea in Christian theology and its development in Western philosophy. He also provides a number of pointed discussions of pressing practical questions-for example, our treatment of the severely disabled human and the moral status of intelligent non-human animals. The book covers a great deal of ground before coming to a focused conclusion: all human beings are persons.

Persons by Robert Spaemann was published by Oxford University Press in June 2017. The ISBN for Persons is 9780198808480.

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Details for Persons

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (June 2017)
Number of Pages272
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4512906
Page last updated 25th February 2017
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