Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?: A Dialogue

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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 ...

Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?: A Dialogue 1985, Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780872200036

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