The concept of personhood becomes increasingly controversial in modern legal debates. The advancements in the contemporary science and techlogy 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 21st 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.
Tomasz Pietrzykowski is professor at the Department of Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Brunello Stancioli is Doctor of Law and full time Tenured Law Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.