Rethinking Personhood: Fetuses, Animals, and Robots
Are there entities that we do not (or would not) recognize as persons but should, or entities that we do (or would) recognize as persons but should not? Should fetuses, animals, or artificial intelligences have rights? On what grounds should we recognize the moral and legal standing of others? This panel discussion explored these and related questions with leading experts who looked to entities whose status is unclear or contested in order to rethink the nature of moral and legal personhood.
I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School
Alice Crary, Philosophy, New School for Social Research
Lawrence B. Solum, Georgetown Law
Moderator: Jeffrey M. Skopek, Academic Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program.
Watch the lecture here.