Neuroethics provides an interface between empirical brain sciences, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, ethics, psychology, and social sciences.
Neuroethics & philosophical reflection add conceptual clarification of neuroscientific evidence, shaped and informed by brain research. This is supporting our understanding of how neuroscientific knowledge is constructed and why or how empirical knowledge of the brain can be relevant to philosophical, social, and ethical concerns.
What is neuroethics?
Neuroethics is both applied and conceptual. It can be normative and prescriptive, using ethical theory and reasoning to address the practical issues arising from neuroscientific research, clinical and non-clinical applications or public perceptions of neuroscience, what is often referred to as neurobioethics. It can also be descriptive, using empirical data to inform theoretical and practical issues, what is called empirical neuroethics. Our conceptual approach includes a more ‘fundamental’ neuroethics, that provides a theoretical framework that can be used to analyse practical issues, and examine ethical and neuroscientific concepts. It also allows us to address the impact of neuroscientific findings on society.
Basic research in neuroethics shapes and informs our work on applied neuroethical issues Neuroethics and philosophy can help with conceptual clarification, and we use conceptual analyses to address issues such as how neuroscientific knowledge is constructed and why or how empirical knowledge of the brain can be relevant to philosophical, social, and ethical concerns. This fundamental neuroethics is empirical and theoretical, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary: using elements from the natural sciences, philosophy of science, language & mind, as well as moral philosophy.
Neuroethics & Philosophy in the HBP
Adding a layer of philosophical reflection for conceptual clarification of neuroscientific evidence. Shaped and informed by brain research.
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