Seminar de cercetare DFT „Imaginability, Possibility and Post-personhood”

Miercuri, 8 mai, în cadrul Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică, Alexandru Dragomir, de la Universitatea din București, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „Imaginability, Possibility and Post-personhood”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Titu Maiorescu, începând cu ora 18.

Câteva cuvinte despre tema prezentării: „Recent results in pharmaceutics and genetic engineering have led bioethicists to venture the thought that the cognitive enhancement of human beings might lead to the emergence of a new moral status category, that of post-personhood — beings that might claim rights detrimental to us, mere persons. The aim of this talk is to sketch an argument that we are not justified in believing that post-persons are technologically possible. For this purpose I will assume the following two theses: (1) that imaginability-evidence for P is sufficient for having a justified belief in the metaphysical possibility of P, unless the seeming of possibility can be explained away, and (2) that if we are justified in believing that P is physically or technologically possible, then we are justified in believing that P is metaphysically possible. I will aim at explaining away the seeming that post-persons are possible, therefore establishing that we do not hold evidence for believing that they are metaphysically possible, and, by using the contrapositive of (2), that we are not justified in believing their technological possibility.”