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ONLY HUMAN: PERSONHOOD AND THE NEWLY CONCEIVED

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In this thesis I will consider four criteria for human personhood that many authors argue are not met by human embryos. These criteria are as follows: 1) being a human organism, 2) being an individual entity, 3) being an independent entity, and 4) being a conscious entity. In this thesis I endeavour to demonstrate that human embryos do in fact meet these criteria at least as well as many adult humans, and thus that human embryos cannot be denied human personhood on the grounds of these criteria.
subject
abortion
embryo
moral
person
personhood
status
contributor
Edmondson, Gabriel Lee (author)
Moskop, John C (committee chair)
Coughlin, Christine N (committee member)
Kennedy, Ralph (committee member)
date
2011-02-16T21:42:32Z (accessioned)
2011-02-16T21:42:32Z (available)
2010 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/30421 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
ONLY HUMAN: PERSONHOOD AND THE NEWLY CONCEIVED
type
Thesis

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