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Andrea Kuszewski at the 2012 Bioethics Conference, NYC: The Moral Brain

November 10, 2011

 

2012 Bioethics Conference: The Moral Brain

 

Friday, March 30th - Sunday, April 1st, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: NYU WSQ Campus, Room TBA

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.

 

 

 

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Conference Program

 

Part I: “The 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.

 

Opening Remarks:

Thomas Carew, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, New York University

 

Speakers:

James Blair, Chief of the Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience at NIMH

Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Molly Crockett, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Social & Nueral Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich

Tamar Gendler, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University

Joshua Greene, John & Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Jonathan Haidt, Professor in the Social Psychology, University of Virginia; Henry Kaufman Visiting Professor, Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University

Guy Kahane, Deputy Director & Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

S. Matthew Liao, Associate Director & Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics; Affiliated Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics, Department of Philosophy & Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University

James Woodward, Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Liane Young, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Boston College

 

Session Chairs:

Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, Center for Neural Science, New York University

Laura Franklin-Hall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Don Garrett, Chair of Department and Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Paul Glimcher, Director, Center for Neural Economics; Silver Professor; Professor of Neural Science, Economics and Psychology, New York University

Joshua Knobe, Associate Professor, Program in Cognitive Science & Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Joseph LeDoux, University Professor; Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science; Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, Center for Neural Science and Psychology, New York University

Victoria McGreer, Research Scholar, Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York

William Ruddick, Director, Center for Bioethics; Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Michael Strevens, Professor of Philosophy, New York University

 

 

Part II: "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.

 

Should the research on moral psychology be interpreted as suggesting new approaches for improving, or perhaps enhancing, moral intuitions, attitudes, judgments, and behavior or for reforming social institutions? Can we create more effective educational tools for improving moral development? For the last century psychiatry has attempted to medicalize moral failings - lack of self-control, addiction, anger, impatience, fear. But what of engineering ourselves to higher states of virtue? If the enhancement of morality is possible, which virtues or cognitive capabilities will it be safe to enhance and how? What might be the unanticipated side effects of attempts to enhance moral behavior?

 

Speakers:

Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology, Yale University

William Casebeer, Intelligence Officer & Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Airforce, Former Associate Professor of Philosophy at U.S. Air Force Academy

Molly Crockett, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Social & Nueral Systems Research, Department of Economics, University of Zurich

James Giordano, Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies & Vice President for Academic Programs at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Senior Research Associate, Centre for Neuroethics & Uehiro Centre for Practical Philosophy, University of Oxford; University Affiliate Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies, George Mason University

Joshua Greene, John & Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

James Hughes, Executive Director, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies; Director, Institutional Research & Planning, Trinity College

Fabrice Jotterand, Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences & Psychiatry, Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas

William Kabasenche, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Washington State University

Joshua Knobe, Associate Professor, Program in Cognitive Science & Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Andrea Kuszewski, Affiliate Scholar of the IEET; Researcher, METODO Social Sciences Institute    

S. Matthew Liao, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics; Clinical Associate Professor of Bioethics; Affiliated Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Maxwell Mehlman, Professor of Bioethics & Law, Case Western Reserve University

Geoffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of New Mexico

Anna Pacholczyk

Ingmar Persson, Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Gothenburg; Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

Erik Parens, Senior Research Scholar, The Hasting Center

Martine Rothblatt, charter member of IEET Board of Trustees

Jonathan Shook

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics, Department of Philosophy & Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University

Wendell Wallach, Scholar & Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University

 

 

 

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