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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Checklist for Personhood

individual
|
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ---------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group

"Philosophers disagree on exactly what it would 
take for an animal to qualify as a person. 
Kristin Andrews at York University in Toronto, Canada, 
suggests searching for the six attributes listed here." p.17


SUBJECTIVITY
(REASONING) --------------

PERSONALITY

NARRATIVE SELF

AUTONOMY

(OBJECTIVITY)
--------------- RATIONALITY








RELATIONSHIPS





HI Peter,

Oh, that's interesting! I'd move Rationality to objectivity/science, though, as it refers to the ability to engage in logical reasoning, solve problems, etc. There's been a lot of interest recently on the logical abilities of babies (Sue Carey's team) and chimpanzees (e.g. Josep Call's team) and they both seem to be able to engage in exclusion reasoning (i.e. disjunctive syllogism).  I discuss animal rationality in my book The Animal Mind. 

Rationality isn't consciousness; I could add consciousness to the list, but it's there already, just subsumed by narrative self and relationships too.

cheers,
Kristin

___________________________________________________________
Kristin Andrews
Associate Professor
Philosophy/Cognitive Science
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
CANADA

www.yorku.ca/andrewsk

Rutkin, A. (2016). Almost human? New Scientist, 2 July. 231:3080. 16-17.

Additional link:
BBC Future: 'Wisdom of the crowd'; The Myths and Realities

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