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Ideas for Avicenna (Abu Ibn Sina), Alex Orenstein and Jonathan Glover

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16. Persons / A. Concept of a Person / 1. Existence of Persons
Persons are conscious, they relate, they think, they feel, and they are self-aware [Glover]
     Full Idea: We think of 'persons' as conscious, able to form relationships, capable of thought, having emotional responses, and having some sense of their own identity.
     From: Jonathan Glover (Causing Death and Saving Lives [1977], 9.4)
     A reaction: A notable addition to Locke's definition is the capacity for relationships. So are autistic children not persons? Is feeling necessary? Mr Spock is then in trouble.