Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (1):167-179 (2014)

Christian Smith's What Is a Person? provides an account of the person from the perceptive of critical realism. As a fellow critical realist, I support that philosophical position and in this response I seek to support it by connecting it to the embodied realism developed by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. In order to bring the two forms of realism together, I critique both the relativism of embodied realism and the idea, found in Smith, that the person's awareness of the world is mediated by her experience. The goal of this paper, then, is an embodied critical realism, a more coherent realist position that combines the best parts of each
Keywords Critical realism  ontological realism  personalism  epistemic relativity  mediation  embodied realism  constructive postmodernism
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DOI 10.1111/jore.12050
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