Event Details

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - Wednesday, 19 September 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
QBI Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Deirdre Wilson
3346 6300
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

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A/Professor Andrew Crowden
School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, The University of Queensland

Title: 'Neuroethics: The ethics of neuroscience and the neuroscience of ethics'
Abstract: This talk is an overview of the terrain of neuroethics. First, drawing on the reflections of astronomer Carl Sagan, I will illustrate why ethics is important for (the pale blue dot that is) planet Earth. A way of approaching the nature of practical ethics and moral inquiry with reference to ethical dilemmas, conflicts and regrets will be explained. I will outline why neuroethics is generally seen as a sub-discipline of philosophy with two areas of focus. The first, the ethics of neuroscience, concerns the assessment of ethical issues arising from neuroscience, its practice and its applications. The second, the neuroscience of ethics, concerns the ways in which the sciences of the mind can illuminate longstanding issues in philosophy. Key ethics issues concerning human brain enhancement, brain stimulation techniques, individual autonomy and capacity to make informed decisions as well as neuroscience research, will be identified and considered.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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