Neuroethics

Course Description

This course, taught by Kevin Jung at Wake Forest School of Divinity, introduces students to central philosophical and ethical issues in neuroethics. In this course we explore two main areas of neuroethics: the neuroscience of ethics and the ethics of neuroscience. The neuroscience of ethics re-examines traditional philosophical ideas and issues through the lens of cognitive science, seeking to ground ethics on empirical science. The ethics of neuroscience investigates the ethical implications of the application of neuroscience and neurotechnology in medicine, law, and religion.

  • Course Categories: Ethics
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Wake Forest University School of Divinity
  • Syllabus: Neuroethics
  • Tags:
    neuroscience, philosophy, transhumanism, ethics, morality, brain and mind, mainline protestant, neuroethics, neurotechnology

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