Person is a being who are part of our moral community.

Different possible criteria for personhood...

Cognitive Criteria

  • Consciousness
  • Reasoning
  • Self motivated activity
  • Capacity to communicate
  • Self awareness

Social Criteria

You are a person when society sees you as a person

  • Capacity to feel pleasure/pain
  • Personhood can be a scale as well: Fetus might be a person, but it has less personhood than a full adult