from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or condition of being a person, especially having those qualities that confer distinct individuality: "finding her own personhood as a campus activist” ( Walter Shapiro).
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- n. The state or period of being a person.
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- n. being a person
With this far-reaching anti-abortion strategy, the proponents of what they call personhood amendments hope to reshape the national debate.
According to the Association Against Animal Factories, "personhood" is the only way to make sure that Pan, who previously lived in a now-bankrupt shelter, doesn't end up under nasty ownership outside of Austria.
For some eerie reason I am reminded of a passage in the bible where it talks of the Anti-Christ being made into the likeness of man …. perhaps corporate personhood is what this passage really meant?
But his starting definition of personhood is remarkably similar to Brynn's.
Business: Corporate personhood is the kool-aid served in the boardrooms.
Western mental health discourse introduces core components of Western culture, including a theory of human nature, a definition of personhood, a sense of time and memory, and a source of moral authority.
It's little wonder that Dennett gets described as being a 'kinda-sorta' realist about mental states – it's because he's trying desperately to present a philosophical framing of mind that eliminates subjective experience, but retains a practical personhood, even with the aside that said personhood is just a useful fiction.
Each of us is a Body/Soul together in an intimate relationship that we call personhood--the state of being a person, whole and entire, created in the image and likeness of God.
After Mindscan, the biological original who has signed over all rights of personhood is brought to the far side of the moon where Immortex has established New Eden, a lunar paradise where the biologicals can live out their remaining days.
That is, if personhood is a function of having a certain kind of mind, it will tend to follow pretty naturally that whatever respect is due persons will typically take the form of respecting their choices, preferences, beliefs, and so on.
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