Robots, theology and the personhood of nonhumans : a critique

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In her paper, Anne Foerst tries to explore a way of reconciling the theological view of human beings as images of God with what she labels the "scientific anthropology," which she assumes to be the metaphysical basis for the creations of Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life ("AI" and "AL" in the following discussion). The argument seems to suffer from a misapprehension of the metaphysical basis, the goals, and the actual variety of AI and AL technology, which far exceeds the class of artifacts considered by Foerst.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalErwaegen, Wissen, Ethik (Deliberation, Knowledge, Ethics)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


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