St. Davids, PA, June 7, 2012: Dr. Steven McGuire, assistant professor of political science at Eastern University, received the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Enduring Questions grant. Dr. McGuire will use this grant to develop a course based on the question, What is a Person?
Dr. McGuire explains that this course is designed "to investigate the definition of person by examining historically contested cases of personhood falling under five categories: non-human animals; artificial intelligence; prenatal and cognitively impaired human beings; women; and slaves."
The first offering of this course is slated for Spring of 2013.
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