Description
MORALITY AND THE MIND- BRAIN SCIENCES
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course will examine the issues that the behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences raise in relation to morality. The topics to be covered may be tilted towards ethical issues in these sciences (aka "neuroethics"), or the role of these sciences in understanding and explaining human morality ("moral psychology"). Topics in neuroethics may include neurological and brain enhancement, ethical and policy issues related to neuroimaging, mind control and "mindreading", and the neuroscience of free will and responsibility as these relate to criminal culpability. Examples of topics in moral psychology and moral cognition include neurodevelopment and the emergence of personhood, agency and the self, and the neural basis of moral judgements
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2356
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus