Epilogue on Corporate Personhood and Humanity, 16
New Crim. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/1901
In discussions of corporate criminal liability, the question of corporations' moral personhood often plays a central role. These concluding remarks point out some troubling repercussions of the notion of personhood on our conception of human beings and their moral status. Humanity rather than personhood is proposed as a more appropriate category for grounding humans' dignity and their rights. This way of framing the discussion helps distinguish the proper treatment of humans from that of other subjects, be they corporations or animals.