Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 2, pg. 31-55
27 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2014
Date Written: 1982
A content free formulations of Persons is constructed that can be applied to non-humans. The focus is on the concept of persons and the detection of persons. The basic concepts examined include intentional and deliberate action, language, self-consciousness, and "real worlds". The categories of potential, nascent, primitive, defective, former, created and super persons are formulated.
Keywords: Personhood, concept of person, robots, artificial intelligence, animal rights, Descriptive Psychology
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Schwartz, Wynn, The Problem of Other Possible Persons: Dolphins, Primates and Aliens (1982). Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 2, pg. 31-55. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402230