Book Discussion: Christian Smith's What Is a Person?
What is a Person? And Why it Matters in Religious Ethics
A Response to My Interlocutors
Article first published online: 19 JAN 2014
© 2014 Journal of Religious Ethics, Inc
Journal of Religious Ethics
Volume 42, Issue 1, pages 180–186, March 2014
How to Cite
Smith, C. (2014), What is a Person? And Why it Matters in Religious Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics, 42: 180–186. doi: 10.1111/jore.12051
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 19 JAN 2014
Here I respond to four critics of my book, What Is a Person?, seeking to find areas of common ground and crucial disagreement. Most importantly, I explore the question of whether all human knowledge is conceptually mediated, acknowledging that, no, indeed, there are likely forms of experiential knowledge that are purely and directly acquired without conceptual mediation.