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per·son·hood

 (pûr′sən-ho͝od′)
n.
The state or condition of being a person, especially having those qualities that confer distinct individuality: "finding her own personhood as a campus activist" (Walter Shapiro).
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personhood

(ˈpɜːsənˌhʊd)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US the condition of being a person who is an individual with inalienable rights, esp under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States
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Noun1.personhood - being a person; "finding her own personhood as a campus activist"
identity, personal identity, individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
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We confer legal personhood to designate certain rights and privileges, but that's a completely arbitrary legal choice decided by a society.
Cloth, $80.00--Semler proposes to extract from Aristotle's ethical writings a philosophically interesting account of personhood. Beginning with Locke's observation that persons are intelligent agents capable of law, happiness, and misery, she suggests that in offering a morally rich account of happiness Aristotle must also be offering an implicit account of personhood.
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In this Essay I want to reject the suggestion that personhood is not important.
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