[SydPhil] Workshop on addiction neuroethics 23 July

ANKE SNOEK anke.snoek at mq.edu.au
Thu Jun 28 09:30:47 AEST 2012

*Addiction Neuroscience: Interpretation and Implications for public policy,
legal practice, ethics, treatment, and user identity and belief in

Where: MGSM, 99 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park  NSW  2113, Room 101
When: Monday 23 July: 10.00 – 4.00
How to join: attendance is free, if you register by sending an email to
anke.snoek at mq.edu.au

*Conference outline*
A central focus of the workshop will be *Adrian Carter* and *Wayne Hall*’s
new book *Addiction Neuroethics: The Promises and Perils of Neuroscience
Research on Addiction* (Cambridge University Press 2012). The book examines
the social, ethical and public policy issues raised by neuroscience
research and its potential applications in the treatment and prevention of
addiction and the formulation of social policies towards drug use.

Commentors on the book will be *Nita
of Law and Philosophy, Vanderbilt Law School),
*Antony Duff <http://www.law.umn.edu/facultyprofiles/duffa.html>*(Professor
of Criminal Law, University of Stirling and University of
Minnesota), and *Neil Levy* <http://www.neuro-ethics.org/> (Deputy
Director, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics; Head of Neuroethics, Florey
Neuroscience Institutes, University of Melbourne).

After lunch, a panel of experts from a range of fields (policy, treatment,
users associations) will discuss perspectives on the issues as raised from
their own practice and experience. Panel members include among others: *David
McGrath* (NSW Health Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office), *Nicky
*Jon Currie* (ANCD/SVHM), *Bernard Balleine* (neuroscientist at Sydney
University) and *Andrew Baillie* (psychologist at Macquarie University).

Further insight into the issues raised will also be provided by a sneak
preview of some preliminary findings from our own team's ARC-funded
empirical research on substance dependence, identity and moral agency. (

*Also interesting*
You might also be interested in the "neurolaw" stream at the *Australian
Society of Legal Philosophy *(ASLP) conference hosted at Macquarie
University from 20th-22nd July: http://aslp.eventbrite.com/

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the conference.

Kind regards,

Anke Snoek

On behalf of:

Jeanette Kennett

Craig Fry

Steve Matthews

Professor Jeanette Kennett

Professor in Moral Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Macquarie University

NSW 2109 Australia

T - (61 2) 9850 1047 M - (61 2) 9850 8892

jeanette.kennett at mq.edu.au

Dr Steve Matthews

Senior Research Fellow

Plunkett Centre for Ethics

Victoria St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

T – (61 2) 8382 2793

stephen.matthews at acu.edu.au

Associate Professor Craig Fry

NHMRC CDA Fellow and Principal Fellow

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and

The University of Melbourne

PO Box 911 Parkville Victoria 3052 Australia

T – (61 3) 9090 5216    M - 0400 077 911

cfry at unimelb.edu.au

Anke Snoek
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Building Y3A, room HDR4
Tel: +61(0)410258504

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