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person

Legally, any natural or artificial person, which would include corporations, partnerships, associations, and limited liability companies. If it is important to distinguish among the “persons” who may do something or who are prohibited from doing something, relevant contracts, leases, or statutes will usually define the term.

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In the final poem of the series, "Pisces, or, The Fishes," the hardened personhood of the crab is offset by the fluid personhood of the fish.
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In 2014, at the University of Tulsa, I had the pleasure of participating in a Federalist Society debate about corporate personhood. There, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute told the assembled students that "of course" everyone knows that corporations are "not real people!" His tone implied that all of this uproar about corporate personhood is a tempest in a teapot.
While the articles that follow engage most directly with Pacific scholarship, they are also developed with a cognisance of the challenge this work represents not only for so-called 'Western' models of personhood, but also for many of the concepts that underpin social science as it has developed and continues to develop in post-industrialised academic settings.
Art has the potential to offer up visual reminders about the grim consequences of "personhood" measures.
At the end of the day, even as proponents of the 2014 personhood amendment applied new tactics to an old routine, they still lost.
Wendt's article opens conversation for scholarly debate concerning the topic of state personhood. The resultant debate within the literature has organized itself into two diametrically opposed camps: those who favor the notion of state-as-person and those who do not.
That fundamental expansion of the notion of personhood. as well as the inexhaustible implications that potentially are generated by it, have been overtaken in the commentary by gleeful shouts of victory from the religious liberty crowd, and increasing alarm by women concerned that they and their health care can now be targeted by corporations who suddenly get religion.
For DeLombard, an alternative history of American slavery, legal personhood and civic belonging emerges from a reconsideration of the construction of black criminality in early national and antebellum U.S.
In the African understanding of personhood as communally-based, various shades of opinion are identified.