Definition, Bedingungen und Träger des Personseins – drei philosophische Aporien

In Adrian Loretan (ed.), Die Würde der menschlichen Person. Münster: Lit. pp. 153-164 (2017)
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Definition, conditions and bearers of being a person - three philosophical aporias. In this article I examine the philosophical question of how to define the concept of the person in a non-arbitrary way, how to find out the determining conditions of being a person and how to enumerate the bearers of being a person. I come to the conclusion that the question of a non-arbitrary definition, of the essential conditions and of the bearers of being a person has not yet been clarified; it is not sufficiently clear what we actually mean or should mean by "person" - beyond conventions, disciplinary boundaries and doctrines. This results in three philosophical aporias of the concept of the person.
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