Personhood, Medicine, and American Society

The problems of personhood with which this conference-and our society-grapples are significantly interwoven with modern medicine, its technology, and its science. More importantly, the conceptual language and recurrent themes of personhood questions are shaped by moral philosophers and jurists: “individualism” and “connectedness” are at the core of debates. Existing institutional arrangements have been inadequate to arrive at an effective societal consensus.

Author(s): ; David P. Willis

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Volume 61, Issue 1 (pages 127–147)
Published in 1983