PHIL 347: Neuroethics (Tier 2 INDV)

This course introduces students to the emerging field of "neuroethics," or the exploration of ethical issues that have arisen from rapid developments in neuroscience. Such issues include ethical issues surrounding pharmacological 'enhancement' of individuals; 'memory blunting' of those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder; 'brain reading' of persons suspected of deception; reduced criminal responsibility due to putative neurological 'dysfunction'; and the undermining of traditional views of personhood, personality, morality, and spirituality.

Course Credits