Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?: A Dialogue / Edition 1

Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?: A Dialogue / Edition 1

by Justin Leiber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0872200027

ISBN-13: 9780872200029

Pub. Date: 12/01/1985

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.


"This is a dialogue about the notion of a person, of an entity that thinks and feels and acts, that counts and is accountable. Equivalently, it's about the intentional idiom--the well-knit fabric of terms that we use to characterize persons. Human beings are usually persons (a brain-dead human might be considered a human but not a person). However,

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"This is a dialogue about the notion of a person, of an entity that thinks and feels and acts, that counts and is accountable. Equivalently, it's about the intentional idiom--the well-knit fabric of terms that we use to characterize persons. Human beings are usually persons (a brain-dead human might be considered a human but not a person). However, there may be persons, in various senses, that are not human beings. Much recent discussion has focused on hypothetical computer-robots and on actual nonhuman great apes. The discussion here is naturalistic, which is to say that count and accountability are, at least initially, presumed to be naturally well-knit with the possession of a cognitive and affective life." --Justin Leiber, from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872200029
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
77
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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