Conference: The Moral Brain: What Is It? Can It Be Enhanced?
This is a two part conference with the NYU Center for Bioethics, Duke Kenan Institute for Ethics, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Date: March 30 - April 1, 2012
Location: NYU WSQ Campus
Part I: “The Normative Significance of Neuroscience for Morality: Lessons from a Decade of Research”
Organized by the NYU Center for Bioethics in collaboration with the Duke Kenan Institute for Ethics
It has been a decade since the first brain imaging studies of moral judgments by Joshua Greene, Jorge Moll and their colleagues were reported. During this time, there have been rich philosophical and scientific discussions regarding a) whether brain imaging data can tell us anything about moral judgments, and b) what they do tell us if they can tell us something about moral judgments. In this workshop, we aim to bring leading philosophers, neuroscientists, and psychologists in this area together to examine these issues and to explore the future directions of this research.
Part II: “Applying the Research: Can Moral Behavior be Improved or Enhanced?”
Organized by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies. Hosted by the NYU Center for Bioethics.