[Autom. eng. transl.] What marks the difference between "something" and "someone"? What determines the person? For Spaemann the person is a nomen dignitatis, that is, he designates an immeasurably precious being, to whom he has unconditional rights. For empiricism, only the exercise of the peculiar activities of man constitutes being a person, so that all the living beings belonging to the species homo sapiens sapiens are not persons; for Spaemann, on the other hand, the demarcation line between personnel and non-personnel is just the belonging to the human species. The German philosopher argues in six ways.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The difference between something and someone|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|