Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lecture on Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility

There will be a public lecture by Prof. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong entitled “Does Neuroscience Undermine Free Will and Moral Responsibility?” on Thursday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Geddes Hall Auditorium (B001).

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncy Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.   Professor Sinnott-Armstrong’s work explores the interface of morality, biology and the brain sciences and the uses of neuroscience in the legal system. 
He has also written on the philosophy of law , informal logic, moral skepticism and the relationship between morality and theism.  Professor Sinnot-Armstrong’s most recent book is called “Conscious Will and Responsibility” (Oxford Series on Neuroscience, Law and Philosophy) which he co-edited with Lynn Nadel.

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