Is Neuroscience Undercutting Moral Responsibility?

Is Neuroscience Undercutting Moral Responsibility?

As we discover more and more about the brain, will neuroscientific “explanations” about moral behavior become “excuses”? How “free” are we, and how would we even know?

We spoke with Professor Nathaniel Daw of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, about the limits of free will and how we might judge moral behavior with our newly acquired knowledge of genetics.

This program is part of the project “Science Education for Jewish Professionals,” a series of webinars run in partnership the American Association for the Advancement of Science Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, in partnership with Sinai and Synapses, hosted by Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

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