Announcement of Neuroethics Lectures: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong will be giving two Leverhulme lectures and a special ethics seminar on Neuroscience and Neuroethics at the University of Oxford as part of his Leverhulme Visiting Professorship programme 2008 – 10. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies, at Dartmouth College, and is and Co-Director, MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project. See extended post for full details of these lectures

 


Leverhulme Lecture 1: Does Neuroscience Undermine Responsibility? 

Tuesday 24 February 2009, 12.30 – 2.00 p.m. Professor Walter Sinnott- Armstrong

Venue: Seminar Room 1, Old Indian Institute, Broad St (on corner with Catte St), Oxford. Map.  

ALL WELCOME- NO NEED TO BOOK.  Please email ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk to be added to the uehiro-events mailing list or for further information

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St Cross Special Ethics Seminar: Neuroscience in the Courtroom           

Thursday March 5 2009, 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

St Cross Room, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LZ

 

Recently, lawyers have tried to introduce neuroscientific evidence into several different types of trial. This paper explores the question of whether and to what extent neuroscientific evidence can be provative of legal issues and whether and to what extent it can confuse or mislead jurors.

ALL WELCOME BUT PLEASE EMAIL ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk TO RESERVE A PLACE

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Leverhulme Lecture 2: Are Psychopaths Responsible?

Thursday April 30 2009, 12.30 – 2.00 p.m.

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Venue: Seminar Room 1, Old Indian Institute, Broad St (on corner with Catte St), Oxford Map.

ALL WELCOME- NO NEED TO BOOK.  Please email ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk to be added to the uehiro-events mailing list or for further information

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