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Moral Enhancement and Moral Perfection in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange”

This talk will be presented at the conference “From human to posthuman? Ethical Inquiries regarding the radical transformation of human beings into different kinds of beings.” organised by Johann Roduit, Collegium Helveticum, University of Zurich, Switzerland. ABSTRACT: Standard methods of

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Discerning Madness from Badness

In two days I’ll be at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Moral Responsibility conference in Orem, UT, organized by Chris Weigel. The program is brimming with fascinating talk titles and topics including “Moral Enhancement” by Adina Roskies, “Addiction, Fallibility and Responsibility”

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Video footage from “Neuro-Interventions and The Law” conference now available

In case you missed last year’s Neuro-Interventions and The Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity conference, you can now view video footage of some of the highlights from the conference at the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics‘ youtube channel. The

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Where can I study Neurolaw?

Suppose I wanted to study neurolaw. Who would I talk to? What university might I go to? Here’s a back of the envelope list sorted in alphabetical order: Duke University, Nita Farahany Georgia State University, Nicole Vincent Macquarie University (Australia),

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Neuroethics Topics

I’m teaching a course in Neuroethics in Spring 2015, and below is a bucket list of topics: overview of neuroethics overview of neuroscience ethics of neuroscience vs neuroscience of ethics the construction of neuroimages genetic and environmental influences love and

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On “attending to”, “implementing”, and embodied/extended cognition

It’s two months since Professor Goldberg’s reply to my reply to a section of a section of Dennis Patterson and Michael Pardo’s awesome new book about the conceptual foundations of law and neuroscience. Time flies, and tomorrow I’ll see Dennis

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Enhancement: the new “normal”?

Ordinary people like students, professionals, and video game players are increasingly using technology to boost their memory, wakefulness, attention, reflexes, and clarity of thought. Cognitive enhancers range from regulated medications like Ritalin, modafinil, and donepezil, to unregulated devices that stimulate

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Cognitive Enhancement and Academic Dishonesty

At Duke University students who engage in “the unauthorized use of prescription medication to enhance academic performance” breach the university’s policy on academic honesty. Wow! Really? This is not a recent development, but I only just learned about it from

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Updated neurolaw course syllabus

My graduate seminar in neurolaw at GSU is up and running, and I’m stoked to have 14 brilliant MA and PhD students – and even one undergraduate student – enrolled from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. One of

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The Stilnox defence: automatism or amnesia?

Stilnox, a branded version of the generic drug Zolpidem, is a medication sometimes prescribed for the treatment of insomnia. It acts quickly – subjects typically become sleepy just 15 minutes after taking it – which is great if you only

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