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The Practical Ethics Video Series makes the most important and complex debates in practical ethics accessible to a wide audience through brief interviews with high profile philosophers. In this series of interviews with Dr Katrien Devolder (Philosophy, Oxford), Peter Singer, Shelly Kagan, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, John Harris and many others discuss a wide range of topics including Ethical AI, Medical Ethics, Privacy, Animal Ethics.

Jesper Ryberg on Neurointerventions, Crime and Punishment

Should neurotechnologies that affect emotional regulation, empathy and moral judgment, be used to prevent offenders from re-offending? Is it morally acceptable to offer more lenient sentences to offenders in return for participation in neuroscientific treatment programs? Is it possible to administer neurointerventions as a type of punishment? Is there a risk that the dark history of compulsory brain interventions in offenders will repeat itself? In this interview with Dr Katrien Devolder (Oxford), Professor Jesper Ryberg (Roskilde) argues that  there are no good in-principle objections to using neurointerventions to prevent crime, BUT (!!)  that given the way criminal justice systems currently function, we should not currently use these interventions!!

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