CFP: Artificial Intelligence and Human Person

Submission deadline: June 30, 2023

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The central theme of the upcoming monothematic issue of Divus Thomas is artificial intelligence and its implications for our understanding of human persons. Suppose we accept that artificial intelligence is indeed intelligent, that in the future, it will be more intelligent than humans (superintelligence), and that it may possess consciousness, full autonomy, and even basic rights. What implications would this have for the traditional understanding of human persons as individual substances of a rational nature endowed with free will and moral agency?

We welcome papers addressing the relationship of artificial intelligence to topics such as the nature of human intelligence and human thought, free will and autonomy, consciousness, persistence over time and the possibility of uploading the mind to a computer, fundamental human rights, moral agency, and others.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to [email protected] and [email protected].

The deadline for abstracts submission is September 30, 2022.

The deadline for paper submission is June 30, 2023.

About the journal

Divus Thomas is one of the oldest philosophical journals in the world. Founded in 1879, it focuses on theoretical philosophy in the Thomistic tradition. However, it is open to dialogue with other philosophical currents and contemporary science.

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