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Persons free pdf 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. It 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. There are extended discussions of the sources of the idea in Christian theology and its development in Western philosophy. There are also 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 - and perhaps all porpoises, too!

About Robert Spaemann

Robert Spaemann is Emeritus Professor, University of Munich- Honorary Professor, University of Salzburg. Oliver O'Donovan is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford.

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Author : Robert Spaemann
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 21 December 2006
ISBN : 0199281815
EAN : 9780199281817
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    Book Download ePub. 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. It takes issue