Dr. Steven McGuire Receives NEH Grant

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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Eastern University is a Christian university that enrolls about 4,400 students in its  undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, international, urban and professional degree programs.  All education at Eastern University is rooted in its core values of faith, reason and justice.

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