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The Resource What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up, Christian Smith, (electronic book)

What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up, Christian Smith, (electronic book)

Label
What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up
Title
What is a person?
Title remainder
rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up
Statement of responsibility
Christian Smith
Title variation
What Is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The task of understanding human beings, what we ourselves are, our constitution and condition, is a perennial problem in philosophy and related disciplines. Smith argues here that our understanding of human persons is threatened by technological development and capricious academic theories alike, seeking to deny or relativize the personhood of humanity. Smith's book puts a stake in the ground, in defense of a view of the human that is genuinely humanistic in the traditional sense and capable of sustaining with intellectual coherence things like modern human rights and universal benevolence
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1960-
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Smith, Christian
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.S558 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Persons
  • Philosophical anthropology
Label
What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up, Christian Smith, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Initial arguments -- The emergence of personhood -- Key theoretical resources -- Critical engagements -- The reality of social construction -- Excursus: getting to truth -- Network structuralism's missing persons -- Persons and mechanisms (not) in variables sociology -- Constructive development -- The personal sources of social structures -- The good -- Human dignity -- Postscript
Control code
ebs939723e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282775862
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs939723e
Label
What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up, Christian Smith, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Initial arguments -- The emergence of personhood -- Key theoretical resources -- Critical engagements -- The reality of social construction -- Excursus: getting to truth -- Network structuralism's missing persons -- Persons and mechanisms (not) in variables sociology -- Constructive development -- The personal sources of social structures -- The good -- Human dignity -- Postscript
Control code
ebs939723e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282775862
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs939723e

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