The Hastings Center
The World of Bioethics Seminar
Friday, December 4, 2009
Neuroethics: Two traditions at the intersection of mind, meaning and morality
Presented by: James Giordano
Since 2002, neuroethics has come to include two sorts of research: the first relating to the neurological basis of moral knowledge, sense and actions, and the second referring to the ethics of neuroscientific research and applications. This lecture will address both of these traditions and their relation to one another. It will ground neuroethics in the hard questions of neuroscience, and the problems that arise when we must rely on partial or contingent knowledge.