A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.
This class will connect developments in neural engineering with contemporary debates in philosophy, more specifically ethical theory. We will examine emerging technologies in neural engineering, such as brain-computer interfaces and smart prosthetics, with an eye toward their social and ethical implications. Class sessions will consist primarily of lectures and class discussion activities. One previous course in philosophy or the permission of the instructor is required. TEXT: "Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings (Basic Bioethics)", Martha Farah, but will mostly consist of individual provided assigned readings.
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