Philosophy and Neuroethics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy and Neuroethics

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Ethics, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE CONTENT
    In this course students are introduced to the most important schools of thought and key concepts in philosophical and ethical debates on the impact of neurotechnologies on society, more specifically, on healthcare and criminal law. Topics include: the problem of mind and brain, history and philosophy of neuroscience, and assessments of criminal responsibility in light of neuroscientific developments.

    TEACHING METHODS
    (Interactive) lectures

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam

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