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Topics in Neuroethics: Cognitive Enhancements

CHV 323/PHI 424

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Should we create smarter, more virtuous people? This seminar will explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of using various medical technologies to alter human cognition. We will discuss the neuroscience and medical means used to alter human cognition. We will, then, critically evaluate philosophical arguments regarding the use and distribution of neurointerventions: Is there a morally relevant distinction between treatment and enhancement? Do we ever have a moral obligation to enhance ourselves? Do cognitive enhancements impede or bolster the principles of a liberal democracy? These and other questions will be explored.
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Section S01