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Introduction

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the reader to the topic of legal personhood. It presents the central concepts, terminology, and legal doctrines pertaining to legal personhood, and explains the relevance of ... More


The Incidents of Legal Personhood

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter presents a new theory of legal personhood. It argues that legal personhood is a cluster property, and best understood in terms of disseverable but interconnected incidents. It sets out by ... More


Criminal Liability and ‘Smart’ Environments

Mireille Hildebrandt

in Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559152
eISBN:
9780191725265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559152.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter challenges the commonsense assumption of criminal lawyers and moral philosophers who believe that only human persons can qualify for the kind of legal personhood that allows for criminal ... More


Rights and Persons— Hohfeldian Analysis

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter criticizes the Orthodox View of legal personhood for being internally inconsistent and simplistic as well as lacking in explanatory power. It focuses on four different formulations of the ... More


Legal Personhood in Normative Reasoning

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This concluding chapter considers the role of legal personhood in normative argumentation, distinguishing normative questions that are ‘internal’ to law from ‘external’ normative questions. ... More


A Theory of Legal Personhood

Visa AJ Kurki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal personhood is a foundational concept of Western legal thought. It has recently become highly topical, underpinning contemporary debates over the legal status of animals, corporations, foetuses, ... More


Legal Personhood for AI?

Mireille Hildebrandt

in Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198860877
eISBN:
9780191892936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860877.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers legal personhood for artificial agents. It engages with the legal issues of autonomous systems, asking the question whether (and if so, under what conditions) such systems ... More


DANGERS, RIGHTS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen

in Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374049
eISBN:
9780199871889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374049.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The desirability of computers making moral decisions poses an array of future dangers that are difficult to anticipate but will, nevertheless, need to be monitored and managed. Public policy and ... More


A Short History of the Right-Holding Person

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter is a historical survey of the genealogy of legal personhood, offering context for how two central notions of modern legal philosophy—personhood and rights—developed. It traces how the ... More


Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Angela Naimou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book argues for the significance of the person as a legal fiction to contemporary literature of the United States and Caribbean. It shows how apparently defunct categories of exceptional legal ... More


Ornament and Law

Anne Anlin Cheng

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Who constitute “natural persons”? How do we move from a biological person to a legal standing? And what does a superficial, minor, and feminized category like the ornament have to do with these large ... More


The Protective Self: Slave Sexual Health, Crime, and U.S. Legal Personhood Celia’s Murder Trial and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents

Andrea Stone

in Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062570
eISBN:
9780813051604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062570.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The book proceeds from injury, illness, and disability to interrogate how the prevention of harm within the United States functions as a mode of conceptualizing selfhood in the context of slave ... More


The Right to Have Rights: Taking Hannah Arendt to India

Niraja Gopal Jayal

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In parts of India, human rights are meaningless due to a lack of state presence and effective citizenship. In this chapter, exploring Hannah Arendt’s work, it argues that the conditions of refugees ... More


Landscape and Human Rights

Amy Strecker

in Landscape Protection in International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826248
eISBN:
9780191865183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826248.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 8 critically analyses the relationship between landscape and human rights, particularly the normative developments made at the universal level. Given the increasing assertion of a ‘right to ... More


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