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Human Organisms, Social Individuals, and Persons

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740413
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0003

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

Human Organisms, Social Individuals, and Persons

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This chapter distinguishes between human organisms, social individuals, and persons. It argues that the claim of gender essentialism is best formulated as a claim about social individuals rather than about persons or about human organisms.

Keywords: humans; social individuals; persons; gender essentialism

Chapter.  7573 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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