The Resource Persons : what philosophers say about you, Warren Bourgeois

Persons : what philosophers say about you, Warren Bourgeois

Label
Persons : what philosophers say about you
Title
Persons
Title remainder
what philosophers say about you
Statement of responsibility
Warren Bourgeois
Title variation
  • What philosophers say about you
  • Persons-- what philosophers say about you
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The word "person" has become a familiar part of an activist's battle cry in the latter half of the twentieth century: it has been used abundantly by feminists, ethnic groups as well as pro-life and pro-choice advocates. And we constantly hear, in medical ethics and many other fields, about respect for persons, rights of persons and treatment appropriate only to persons. These debates proceed as if we are all agreed on what persons are. But there are many concepts and definitions of a person in current use." "Prompted by a terrible tragedy - a loved one's descent into dementia as a result of multiple sclerosis - Warren Bourgeois here explores the history of Western philosophical ideas about persons from the Ancient Greeks to the present. He examines what we have believed about ourselves and why, and he links the ideas of the great thinkers to our contemporary world by applying them to the analysis of a woman's radical personal changes. And finally he uses the lessons of history to develop a proposal for a way to think about ourselves today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bourgeois, Verne Warren
Dewey number
  • 126
  • 128
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BD450
  • B828.5
LC item number
  • .B6414 1995
  • .B68 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bourgeois, Daphne
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Persons
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Person
  • Philosophie
  • Geschichte
Label
Persons : what philosophers say about you, Warren Bourgeois
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where I Am Coming From -- 1. The Nature of Persons -- 2. So Who Cares? -- 3. Persons in Ancient Greece and Rome -- 4. The Mediaevals -- 5. The Renaissance and the Early Moderns -- 6. More Moderns -- 7. Yet More Moderns -- 8. Our Contemporaries (or Almost) -- 9. Analytic Founding Fathers -- 10. More Contemporary Classics -- 11. Wiggins and Williams -- 12. Nozick's Self-Makers -- 13. Parfit: The Oxford Buddhist -- 14. The Nagelian Perspective -- 15. Collecting Ideas -- 16. A Bourgeois Concept of a Person -- 17. Applications of My Concept of a Person
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1050759717
Label
Persons : what philosophers say about you, Warren Bourgeois
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where I Am Coming From -- 1. The Nature of Persons -- 2. So Who Cares? -- 3. Persons in Ancient Greece and Rome -- 4. The Mediaevals -- 5. The Renaissance and the Early Moderns -- 6. More Moderns -- 7. Yet More Moderns -- 8. Our Contemporaries (or Almost) -- 9. Analytic Founding Fathers -- 10. More Contemporary Classics -- 11. Wiggins and Williams -- 12. Nozick's Self-Makers -- 13. Parfit: The Oxford Buddhist -- 14. The Nagelian Perspective -- 15. Collecting Ideas -- 16. A Bourgeois Concept of a Person -- 17. Applications of My Concept of a Person
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1050759717

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