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Personhood and the Strongly Normative Constraint

Personhood and the Strongly Normative Constraint <p>Abstract:</p><p>The strongly normative view is a concept of personhood rooted in traditional African thought. On this view, substantive norms of culture directly constrain behavior in such a way that failure to comply amounts to failure of to be a person. This article puts forward a number of conceptual and practical difficulties confronting that view of personhood, while shift ing att ention to a weakly normative concept of personhood.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Personhood and the Strongly Normative Constraint

Philosophy East and West , Volume 68 (3) – Aug 8, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1529-1898

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>The strongly normative view is a concept of personhood rooted in traditional African thought. On this view, substantive norms of culture directly constrain behavior in such a way that failure to comply amounts to failure of to be a person. This article puts forward a number of conceptual and practical difficulties confronting that view of personhood, while shift ing att ention to a weakly normative concept of personhood.</p>

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 8, 2018

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