Giles Fraser on Wittgenstein and Blade Runner
What makes us human? Theologian Giles Fraser finds his answer in Wittgenstein and Blade Runner.
Giles Fraser thinks being human isn't a matter of biology or some unique attribute like language. It's not to do with what we are but about how we treat each other. Taking the work of the philosopher Wittgenstein he argues that to be human is to be considered worthy of certain kinds of respect and moral compassion. For Giles, human is a moral category and it is an instruction to treat each other well.