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

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

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
Contributor
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
DKDLA
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.S558 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Christian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persons
  • Philosophical anthropology
Label
What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up, Christian Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Content category
tekst
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dan
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
ocn761489830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 518 s.
Isbn
9780226765945
Lccn
2009041981
Media category
umedieret
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dan
Media type code
  • n
Label
What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up, Christian Smith
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Content category
tekst
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dan
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
ocn761489830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 518 s.
Isbn
9780226765945
Lccn
2009041981
Media category
umedieret
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dan
Media type code
  • n

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