Events

The Centre organises seminars, conferences and workshops, bringing together world leading experts, young researchers and students to tackle the key research issues in neuroethics.  Information on events in related fields, organised by associated research programmes, is also available here

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MT15 Loebel Lectures

3, 4 and 5 November 2015, 6-8pm (booking required)

Series Title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure

Steve Hyman

Speaker:  Steven E. Hyman, M.D. is director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as well as Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology....[more

Venue: Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Longwall Street*, Oxford OX1 4AU (*please note the auditorium can only be accessed via the Longwall Street entrance)..

All are welcome to attend these public lectures, but booking is required.  Please book online at bookwhen.com/uehiro and bring your booking confirmation to the event.  

Titles, abstracts and booking details here.  

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2015 Wellcome & Loebel Lecture in Neuroethics

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 5.30-6.45pm (booking required)

We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Wellcome & Loebel Lecture in Neuroethics will be delivered by Professor Shaun Nichols of University of Arizona.  

Title: Death and the self

Abstract: Many revolutionary positions in philosophy skepticism, materialism, hard determinism have disturbing implications.  By contrast, the revolutionary idea that there is no persisting self is supposed to have generally beneficial consequences.  Insofar as the self does not persist, one should be more generous to others, less punitive, and have less fear of death.  This talk will report recent experiments indicating that changing beliefs about the persistence of self does affect generosity and punitiveness. For attitudes about the self and death, we examined responses from Hindus, Tibetan Buddhists and Westerners; the results are complex and surprising.

Shaun NicholsShaun Nichols is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the psychological underpinnings of ordinary thinking about philosophical issues.He is the author of Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgment (OUP, 2004) and co-author (with Stephen Stich) of Mindreading (OUP, 2003). He is editor of The Architecture of the Imagination (OUP, 2006) and co-editor of Experimental Philosophy (with Joshua Knobe; OUP, 2008; 2014). He has also published over 100 articles at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. 

Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

Download flier (PDF).  Public event, all welcome but booking is required.  

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This lecture is jointly hosted by the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and the Oxford Loebel Lectures and Research Programme.

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