[SydPhil] CAVE Seminar: Cynthia Forlini (Deakin), "Clearing the ethical stalemate in the cognitive enhancement debate"- Tuesday 7 Sept
Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics
arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Wed Sep 1 14:27:02 AEST 2021
You are invited to the next Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) seminar by Dr. Cynthia Forlini (Deakin).
Date: Tuesday 7 September 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 AEST
Venue: Zoom seminar<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hP-HC4QOPEiBpryp8cOQ8LM?domain=macquarie.zoom.us> (password seminar)
Title: Clearing the ethical stalemate in the cognitive enhancement debate
Stakeholder and community engagement is a mainstay of modern ethics scholarship. This engagement is credited with the ability to provide empirical data that identifies areas of contention and consensus on issues with social and regulatory implications that, in turn, can guide appropriate practice and policy. Cognitive enhancement will be used as a case study to discuss how stakeholder engagement has both advanced our understanding of and contributed to blind spots in the ethics of human enhancement. Successes of stakeholder engagement on the ethics of cognitive enhancement include: (1) delimiting the boundaries of acceptability, (2) identifying specific areas of contention among stakeholders, and (3) demonstrating ambivalence on some ethical issues. Blind spots that are hindering progress in the area are: (1) minimal representation of diverse communities among stakeholders, (2) few options for regulation of enhancement, and (3) lack of consensus on who is responsible for regulation. Clarifying the blind spots will require the concerted effort of researchers and policymakers to determine what evidence is useful and how it can be underpinned by normative work to yield the promised practical impact.
Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/nFpgC5QPXJiZVAoVlCORWPO?domain=cave.mq.edu.au>
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