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The Supposed Obligation to Change One's Beliefs About Ethics Because of Discoveries in Neuroscience
Chris Kaposy

Suppose that advances in neuroscience suggest that human agents do not have free will, or that our attributions of personhood to one another are fictions generated by the brain, or that there is no good evidence for the existence of a “self” who is in control of our actions. Some commentators make a normative claim that we have to change the way we think about ethics since neuroscience reveals...

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To ELSI or Not to ELSI Neuroscience: Lessons for Neuroethics from the Human Genome Project
Eran Klein

The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program of the Human Genome Project stands as a model for how to organize bioethical inquiry for a rapidly changing field. Neuroscience has experienced significant growth in recent years and there is increasing interest in organizing critical reflection on this field, as evidenced by the creation of “neuroethics.” A nascent framework for refle...

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