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Gender and Personhood (Individual, Dividual)

Jolly, Margaret


In Western philosophy, psychology, politics, and law there has been an extended debate about what constitutes a person. Naturalist philosophers have often focused on the human capacity for consciousness over time and the capacity to make models of the world an􀀁 to plan and act on these models. Other philosophers have suggested that huma􀀃s differ f􀀅o􀀆 nonhuman agents like animals or machines because they attribute meamngs and s1gmficance to things and acts. Western philosophers have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/9781118924396


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