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us: Persons


  • Here are entered general works on human beings as individuals. Works, primarily of an anthropological nature, on humanity in the collective sense are entered under [Human beings.]
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    • us: Individuals (Persons)
    • us: People
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    • us: Human beings
    • us: Individualism
    • us: Personality
    • us: Philosophical anthropology
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    • found: Am. heritage dict. (individual: a person distinguished from others by a special quality)
    • found: Amer. Heritage dict. of the Engl. lang., via WWW, June 20, 2005 (people: 1. Humans considered as a group or in indefinite numbers: People were dancing in the street. I met all sorts of people. 2. A body of persons living in the same country under one national government; a nationality. 3. Inflected forms: pl. peoʺples A body of persons sharing a common religion, culture, language, or inherited condition of life. 4. Persons with regard to their residence, class, profession, or group: city people. 5. The mass of ordinary persons; the populace.)
    • found: Merriam-Web. online dict., June 20, 2005 (people: 1 plural : human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest; 2 plural : HUMAN BEINGS, PERSONS -- often used in compounds instead of persons <salespeople>; 3 plural : the members of a family or kinship; 4 plural : the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class <disputes between the people and the nobles> -- often used by Communists to distinguish Communists from other people; 5 plural peoples : a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered general works on human beings as individuals. Works, primarily of an anthropological nature, on humanity in the collective sense are entered under [Human beings.]
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    • Note under [Human beings]
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-06-20: new
    • 2005-08-04: revised
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