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Person

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Person is a concept that has been addressed at length by many philosophers throughout the ages. The question of what it means to be a person has been approached through etymological, religious, analytical, phenomenological, and ontological perspectives. Etymologically, person as a human being originated from the Latin word homo, which is a technical term rather than a philosophical term. Homo denotes a physical man or woman, and it is connected to humus or ground as an effort ...

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