Is it possible to be a human being, but not be a person? This may sound like an entirely abstract and philosophical question, but disagreements over personhood actually lie at the foundation of many current bioethical debates. Back in 2008 I gave a lecture on this topic at Downing College, Cambridge, which was then followed by a roundtable discussion with a number of other scientists and doctors.
You can listen to a recording of the lecture below:
You can download and read the text of the lecture here.
You can download and read a transcript of the roundtable debate here.