Artificial Person


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Artificial Person

A legal entity that is not a human being but for certain purposes is considered by virtue of statute to be a natural person.

A corporation is considered an artificial person for Service of Process.

See: corporation

ARTIFICIAL PERSON. In a figurative sense, a body of men or company are sometimes called an artificial person, because the law associates them as one, and gives them various powers possessed by natural persons. Corporations are such artificial persons. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 177.

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The aggregate theory differs principally from the artificial person theory by recognizing the existence of corporations to promote private interests instead of public interests.
A first conclusion that must be aimed reveals that the claimant in an amparo proceeding can be a natural or artificial person as a general rule, but in some determined cases a public entity can stand in an amparo suit and also a third party can join the petition of the claimant and intervene in the trial.
It is worth noting that even in an Artificial Person, the intermediate level between micro and macro levels allows for the existence of sub-artificial person recursion within a single artificial person.
106) For Hobbes the family is also an artificial person, a "body politic.
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In summary, there is a distinction between natural and artificial persons and the phenomenon of multiple personality should be interpreted as involving two or more persons or personalities that can be individuated only in the 'Appearance Meaning' sense of the terms, i.
200) The artificial entity theory holds that corporations, thus artificial persons, are "creature[s] of state law, entitled only to rights the state chooses to grant, and subject to the removal of those rights.
If corporations are artificial persons, does that mean that robots can also attain that status?
3) These specialized companies, generically named entrepreneurs, conclude themselves sub-enterprise contracts with natural or artificial persons, on certain fields of activity (specialized consultancy, management, marketing, services etc).
This having been said, suppose technology were able to create artificial persons that are equal to (or even, in some cases, surpass) humans in rational powers.
They engage with Barroll's ideas articulated in papers, lectures, and publications that span his career, including Artificial Persons (1974), "The Human Figure on the Stage" (Shakespearean Tragedy, 1984), "Researching the Renaissance" (Graduate Seminars, Folger Shakespeare Library, 1991-99), and "England at the Margins" (2000).
In the competition between humans and these somewhat immortal artificial persons, wealth and power are bound to accrue over time to the immortals.