Thursday, April 09, 2015

SPRING 2015 Lectures Series (No.4): Memory Enhancement: A phenomenological

Date & Time: Friday, 10 Apr., 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Venue: Rm 202, Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences Education, NYMU

About the theme

The growing understanding of human mind and cognition and the development of neurotechnology have triggered the debate of cognitive enhancement in neuroethics. The talk aims to examine the normative issues of memory enhancement, and focuses on the issue of the distinction of memory treatment and enhancement. I argue that memory enhancement is distinguished from memory treatment by the demarcation of the existence of memory-related suffering. That is, memory enhancements are, under standard circumstances and without any unwilling suffering or potential suffering resulting from the alteration of memory functions, interventions that aim to manipulate memory functions based on the self-interests of the individual.

About the speaker


Philosophy of Mind; Neuroethics; Consciousness Studies; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Memory; Cognitive Enhancement; Self-Consciousness; Delusion; Personal Identity

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