What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

by John H. Evans


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190608071
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John H. Evans is professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of two books that explain the origins of American public bioethical debate and one that examines religious people's views of reproductive genetics. He has also published many articles on religion and politics as well as science and religion.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Anthropologies and Human Rights in the Academic Debate
Chapter 3 The General Public, Academic Anthropologies, and Human Rights
Chapter 4 The Public's Biological Anthropologies: DNA and Analogies to Existing Humans
Chapter 5 The Public's Philosophical Anthropologies: Autonomous and Social Traits
Chapter 6 The Public's Theological Anthropologies: The Image of God and the Soul
Chapter 7 The Public's Socially Conferred Anthropology: Humans Making Humans Human
Chapter 8 Conclusion: Re-assessing the Academic Debate about Anthropologies
Appendix A Formal Statistical Analyses of the Survey Data
Appendix B Public Opinion Survey
Appendix C In-depth Interviews
Works Cited

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