What is a human? : what the answers mean for human rights / John H. Evans
- Evans, John Hyde, 1965-
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Anthropologies and Human Rights in the Academic Debate -- 3.The General Public, Academic Anthropologies, and Human Rights -- 4.The Public's Biological Anthropologies: DNA and Analogies to Existing Humans -- 5.The Public's Philosophical Anthropologies: Autonomous and Social Traits -- 6.The Public's Theological Anthropologies: The Image of God and the Soul -- 7.The Public's Socially Conferred Anthropologies: Humans Making Humans Human -- 8.Conclusion: Reassessing the Academic Debate about Anthropologies.
- Scholars claim that if the public has particular definitions of a human they will treat others like objects or animals. This work examines these claims and finds that some definitions do lead to maltreatment, but the definitions of a majority of the public are unlikely to do so.
- 9780190608101 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Previously issued in print: 2016.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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