Fall 2021      Volume 49, Number 4

Finding Common Ground:  Understanding Ourselves and the World Through Literature: What Makes Us Human?
By Jung Kim and Deborah Augsburger

Document: Column 

Introductory Paragraph:  From artificial intelligence to genocide, the question of what makes us human is one that resonates in society. What separates us from animals or robots? Is it language? The use of tools? The ability to love or grieve? The books in this column explore the highs and lows of what it may mean to be human. They excavate the emotional terrain of the things that touch us, bring us together, or may even separate us. And while we cannot offer a simple answer to this question, we hope these books will help you think more about all the ways in which we share our humanity.

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.33600/IRCJ.49.4.2021.47

Page Numbers:   47-52

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