. Discussion topic KST110509 By Doc B . Is Edward Cullen a Person?
Relevance: The debate on who or what constitutes a person, started with Socrates.(470-399 b.c.) In his day every prisoner captured in battle immediately was no longer considered a person. The Athenians referred to them not as human beings but as (mιλάμε εργαλεί ) Which means “talking tools” Socrates philosophy that it was impossible to be a free man without (What he called the essential ONE right) free speech. He was ordered to either change his opinion or commit suicide by drinking the poison hemlock. He said he had to drink it, so you would have free speach. .
Immanuel Kant: The father of modern philosophy (1724-1804) would say “Being human is not enough to make you a person….But you become a person by rationally serving your part as a member of a moral community.” (By Kant’s definition Dr. Hannibal Lector would not be a person) Edward Cullen quote "I`m not a human but I'm a man"
. Marry Anne Warren in her book Bioethics argues: There are many humans who lack intelligence, autonomy, and reason. And yet their lives are valued. While some animals posses all of those qualities and their lives aren’t.
. It was Professor Buttons : Who in his seminal work “Why are my kind still on the menu?” points out that had Helen Keller’s handy cap of being born deaf, dumb, and mute not been corrected, and if she and her Boston terrier’s IQs been tested his would have register higher. And Ms. Keller would also say that it was her Boston Terrier who helped teach her the concept of unconditional love. .
. .As Ann, the supreme leader of the V aliens, so magnanimously said: “We are all one and we are all the same.” She must have momentarily forgotten that her primary mission was to convert Earth into a giant feed lot for her kind. Is Edward Cullen a Person? . As always we sincerely look forward to learning your opinion, to help us both better understand, and to enjoy more fully the "Twilight Saga." . Most sincerely, Doc B The "Rose Group" discusses a different question about the "Twilight" novels each day. If you would like to participate, all that you have to do is go to our home page http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/profile/BurleighJmatthew" at the very bottom of the page the "The Blind Mice" Will take you to the topics currently under discussion. http://tinyurl.com/kpgvsr \