Gruen Considers Humanity of Non-Humans

Kate CarlisleDecember 10, 20131min
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2013/12/10/gruen-considers-humanity-of-non-humans/"></div>Can primates such as chimpanzees be legally defined as persons? Lori Gruen discussed this in an interview<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2013/12/10/gruen-considers-humanity-of-non-humans/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

In an interview with the New York Times, philosophy professor Lori Gruen says that Kant’s definition of a being’s humanity comes down to whether it thinks of itself as “I.”