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Review Esssay: What Is Human?

  • Catherine H. Zuckert


John Evans announces the question to which all three of these books respond in his title: What is a human? And in the subtitle, he indicates the reason many people today are concerned about the answers offered to that question: what the different answers mean for human rights. As the debates about the fate of a fetus or comatose patient show, definitions of what is human can determine who lives or dies.



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1 See Altamirano, Adriana Alfaro, “Max Scheler and Adam Smith on Sympathy,Review of Politics 79, no. 3 (Summer 2017): 365–87.

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  • EISSN: 1748-6858
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