Medicine and Personhood

The theme of this month’s issue sounds theoretical in the extreme, the purview of philosophers and theologians. But the questions posed by the concept—“Are all humans persons?” “When does personhood begin and when does it end?” “Is one view of personhood enshrined by scientific medicine?” “Is there clinical significance to the concept of personhood?”—these are central to medical practice and become more relevant with every advance in scientific understanding of the brain, the mind, and the connection between the two.

Volume 10, Number 3: 133-188 Full Issue PDF