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Eran Klein
PHIL 401
Seattle Campus

Advanced Topics in Philosophy

A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.

Class description

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 02/19/2014