Tag: person

Ep. #35: Loneliness, Positionality, ‘Person’ & Violence: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , April 14th, 2019


This month Julia (0:59) starts us off with the relationship between loneliness and health after listening to an episode of ‘All in the Mind’, a podcast that explores…


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The Personhood and Rights of Apes

Anthropology365 , April 3rd, 2018


I spent the earliest part of my career as an anthropologist studying captive chimpanzees at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. While there, I always made a…


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Progressing the Person and Policy

Coltan Scrivner , January 25th, 2017


The English word “person” has a long and convoluted history. Though the word itself likely derives from the Latin, persona, referring to the masks worn in theatre, its…


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Artificially Intelligent, Genuinely a Person

Coltan Scrivner , January 17th, 2017


It’s difficult to overstate our society’s fascination with Artificial Intelligence (AI). From the millions of people who tuned in every week for the new HBO show WestWorld to…


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Medicine, Technology, and the Ever-Changing Human Person

Coltan Scrivner , January 9th, 2017


Though we often take for granted that humans are persons, they are not exempt from questions surrounding personhood. Indeed, what it means to be a person is largely…


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