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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHIL 50.15 Neuroethics

The brain is the seat of who we are. This course will examine ethical issues that arise from our growing understanding of the brain, and our consequent ability to monitor and manipulate it. We will discuss timely issues such as cognitive enhancement, the ethics of brain interventions, drugs, and neural gene therapies, and the possibility of mindreading. Later in the course we will examine the ways in which our growing knowledge of the biological basis of moral cognition may or may not have effects on our moral theorizing.




Two Philosophy courses, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


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