Forum for European Philosophy Event: Consilience: Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law

In this series, a panel debates a topic with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary communication and mutual understanding. Emphasis will be placed on trying to identify common questions and on seeking to integrate knowledge from different areas of expertise.

Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law
Tuesday 14 February, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

Update, Thursday 9 February: Please note that the venue of this panel discussion has been changed to the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Roger Brownsword, Professor of Law, King's College London
Neil Levy, Deputy Director (Research), the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and Head of Neuroethics, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, University of Melbourne
Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

The prospects for our understanding of the brain and the development of psychopathologies are steadily increasing. What does this mean for the way we think about criminality and responsibility? Could developments in the neurosciences change our understanding of morality? Could they lead to changes in our legal system? If so, what might these changes look like?

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