Can Rivers, Rice and Orangutans have ‘Personhood Rights?’

The classic philosophical definition of a person is “an individual substance of a rational nature.” A person possesses a center point of being, autonomy and self-sufficiency, which irrational beings do not have. To be a person, one must have a nature capable of self-consciousness, self-possession and self-control. Definitions like this have long dominated the philosophical … Read more