Title

Robots, theology and the personhood of nonhumans : a critique

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Erwaegen, Wissen, Ethik (Deliberation, Knowledge, Ethics)

Publication Date

10-1-2009

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

215

Last Page

217

Abstract

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.

Print ISSN

16103696

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Recommended Citation

Matthias, A. (2009). Robots, theology and the personhood of nonhumans: A critique. Erwaegen, Wissen, Ethik (Deliberation, Knowledge, Ethics), 20(2), 215-217.