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Person, philosophy: A thinking and sentient being that distinguishes itself from others. In the course of the history of philosophy, further determinations have been agreed on or disregarded, e.g. rationality, autonomy, not-being-able-to-be-possessed. While the human and his body age, the person has no temporal stages. See also individual, law, continuants, identity.

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Jeffrey Reiman on Person - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 111
Person/respect/Reiman/Gaus: Benn (1988(1): 107): Because one claims a right to non-interference for oneself, respect for others requires that one grants it to others. Person/Benn.
Reiman: In a similar vein, Jeffrey Reiman concludes that ‘it is rationally required that we each limit our actions at that point at which all can pursue their sovereign interests to the maximum compatible with the same for everyone. We recognize the truth of the moral imperative of respect’ (1990(2): 141–142).
Gaus: Despite Benn’s reference to ‘projects’, the argument does not presuppose a robust notion of autonomy or a plan of life; (...). >Kant/Gaus.


1. Benn, Stanley I. (1988) A Theory of Freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2. Reiman, Jeffrey (1990) Justice and Modern Moral Philosophy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Gaus, Gerald F. 2004. „The Diversity of Comprehensive Liberalisms.“ In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Reiman, Jeffrey
Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004


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