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New Approaches to the Personhood in Law

Essays in Legal Philosophy

Edited By Tomasz Pietrzykowski and Brunello Stancioli

The concept of personhood becomes increasingly controversial in modern legal debates. The advancements in the contemporary science and technology entail the need for reconsideration of who should count as a person in law and why. Animals, cyborgs, artificial agents and the like may pose the most important challenge for the legal orders in the 21 st century. The volume collects essays addressing various aspects of this challenge and provide an overview of what may become the most interesting and far-reaching dilemma for the law in the years to come.
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An Adequate Concept of Human Body: Debunking Mind-Body Dualism

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Carolina Nasser, Nara Carvalho, Brunello Stancioli and Laís Lopes

An Adequate Concept of Human Body: Debunking Mind-Body Dualism

1. Introduction

Mental processes are key to virtually everything that is important in Law. In examples such as rom states of raw emotions, deep rationality, autonomy and decision-making, behaviours and selves are constructed along with mental processes.

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