Readership: Scholars and students of philosophy, especially moral philosphy, and of theology.
Robert Spaemann, Emeritus Professor, University of Munich; Honorary Professor, University of Salzburg
"Persons is a significant contribution to contemporary thinking and, as such, needs to be read." - Sue Patterson, The Journal of Theological Studies
"Until recently relatively unknown outside Germany, the owrk of the Christian moral philosopher Robert Spaemann is now commanding the attention of English readers; this elegant translation of his work on personhood will do much to further his reputation as a thinker of uncommon breadth and penetration...It is a work of a remarkably poised and fully realized intelligence, full of passages of breathtaking perception, all the more striking for their calm modest simplicity." - John Webster, The Expository Times
1: Why we Speak of Persons
2: Why we call Persons `Persons'
3: How we Identify Persons
4: The Negative
10: Death and the Future Perfect Tense
11: Independence of Context
17: Promise and Forgiveness
18: Are All Human Beings Persons?