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    Sep 24, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL-275 Neuroethics (3)

As the ability to decode and manipulate the brain advances, individuals will have to decide if they want to opt-in to technology that may alter their sense of self, free will, and privacy. Society will need to consider moral values, including issues of equity and access. This course examines ethical questions related to moral and legal responsibility, psychiatric illness and treatment, manipulation of emotion and memory, and cognitive enhancement. Students learn to identify and apply ethical concepts through critical reading, class discussion and debate, and writing structured essays. AU Core Habits of Mind: Ethical Reasoning. Crosslist: BIO-275 . Note: No background in science or philosophy necessary.