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The conception view of personhood: a review.

  title={The conception view of personhood: a review.},
  author={D. Sullivan},
  journal={Ethics \& medicine : a Christian perspective on issues in bioethics},
  volume={19 1},
  • D. Sullivan
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Ethics & medicine : a Christian perspective on issues in bioethics
In the first case, naturalism has led to a devaluation of human beings, who no longer have inherent dignity and worth, and there is no ultimate purpose for man.i Since we are all just the random result of evolution, there is no basis for law or morality, and death is the end of personal existence. In the second case, postmodernism has promoted the idea that meaning and purpose are illusory goals not even worth pursuing. 
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