How is the mind, understood in the broad sense (metaphysical, psychic, cognitive, or artificial), taken into account in the legal personification of non-humans ?
By distinguishing the register of discourse from that of law, we shall return to what is meant by "legal person" in a Kelsenian conception and ask whether and under what conditions law can grasp what is "invisible" or what does not exist - according to a certain ontology. To what extent is law constrained by a prior ontology ? Can it attribute a legal personality to ghosts, spiritual creatures, protect the "well being" of a river or recognize a "psychic harm" to robots ?
Starting from positive law, we will propose the hypothesis of the emergence of a "psychepolitics reinforced" by the contemporary legal framework of the human mind extended to the non-human.
This seminar is co-organised by the CEDRE at the Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles, the CREDand CERSA laboratories of université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, the Prospero research center and the ECN team (Environment : Concepts and Norms) of the Institut Jean Nicod at École normale supérieure.
Location : On zoom