PHIL 3311 Neuroethics

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophical examination of moral issues arising from emerging biomedical technologies. Critically focuses on resulting ethical dilemmas within personal identity, free will and moral responsibility, public policy and law, and neuroscience. Considers challenges to traditional conceptions of who we are; how we reason, make decisions and value judgments; how and why we remember (and forget). Addresses the implications of biotechnological cognitive enhancement strategies, "brain reading? and similar technologies, and virtual and other technologically-facilitated embodiments.


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