Ngaire Naffine (University of Adelaide - School of Law) has posted Legal Persons as Abstractions:The Extrapolation of Persons from the Male Case (Legal Persons as Abstractions:The Extrapolation of Persons from the Male Case IN (2017) Legal Personhood: Animals, Artificial Intelligence and the Unborn. Springer International Publishing p. 15-46) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The legal concept of ‘the person’ comes in different forms and is used in different ways and in a variety of legal and disciplinary contexts. This creates a potential for confusion in legal debates about persons, especially when the actual meaning and usage of the term is not made explicit. Theorists can be talking at cross purposes but not be aware of this fact. This chapter endeavours to introduce greater precision and clarity to this conceptual field.