Who Gets a Place in Person-Space?

@article{Beck2018WhoGA,
  title={Who Gets a Place in Person-Space?},
  author={Simon Beck and O. A. Oyowe},
  journal={Philosophical Papers},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={183 - 198}
}
Abstract We notice a number of interesting overlaps between the views on personhood of Ifeanyi Menkiti and Marya Schechtman. Both philosophers distance their views from the individualistic ones standard in western thought and foreground the importance of extrinsic or relational features to personhood. For Menkiti, it is ‘the community which defines the person as person’; for Schechtman, being a person is to have a place in person-space, which involves being seen as a person by others. But there… Expand
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