Rank #1: Uehiro Seminar: Sleep and Opportunity for Well-being
Feb 05 2013
Rank #2: St Cross Seminar: On Swearing
Feb 23 2015
Rank #3: Solving the Replication Crisis in Psychology: Insights from History and Philosophy of Science
Jun 27 2017
Rank #4: New Imaging Evidence for the Neural Bases of Moral Sentiments: Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour
Mar 28 2011
Rank #5: The Neuroscience of Moral Agency (Or: How I Learned to Love Determinism and Still Respect Myself in the Morning)
Feb 23 2017
Rank #6: Human Rights vs Religion?
Jun 20 2011
Rank #7: Implicit Moral Attitudes
Nov 14 2014
Rank #8: Brain Science and the Military
Apr 17 2015
Rank #9: Uehiro Seminar: The Value of Uncertainty
Mar 05 2013
Rank #10: Autism and Moral Responsibility: Executive Function and the Reactive Attitudes
Whether to treat autism as exculpatory in any given circumstance appears to be influenced both by models of autism and by theories of moral responsibility. This talk will focus on a limited range of theories: autism as characterized in terms of executive function deficit, and moral responsibility based on access to appropriate reactive attitudes. In pursuing this particular combination of ideas, I do not intend to endorse them. The goal is, instead, to explore the implications of this combination of influential ideas about autism and about moral responsibility. These implications can be quite serious and practical for autists and those who interact directly with autists, as well as for broader communities as they attend to the fair, compassionate, and respectful treatment of increasing numbers of autistic adults.
Mar 08 2017
Rank #11: Uehiro Seminar: Is Networking Immoral?
Dec 05 2013
Rank #12: St Cross Seminar: "I wouldn’t have consented if I’d known that could happen": Consenting without Understanding
May 19 2014
Rank #13: The Ethics of Stress, Resilience, and Moral Injury Among Police and Military Personnel
Mar 26 2019
Rank #14: The bad seed: facts and values in the study of childhood antisocial behaviour
Nov 19 2012
Rank #15: 1st St Cross Seminar HT13: Two Conceptions of Children's Welfare
Feb 05 2013
Rank #16: Savulescu interview: Moral Enhancement
Jun 01 2011
Rank #17: Is there a Moral Problem with the Gig Economy?
Mar 04 2019
Rank #18: St Cross Seminar: Natural Human Rights: A Theory
Dec 03 2014
Rank #19: Freedom of Political Communication, Propaganda and the Role of Epistemic Institutions in Cyberspace
Jun 20 2019
Rank #20: One Minute in Haditha: Neuroscience, Emotion and Military Ethics
On one account, Wuterich’s moral failure was that he allowed himself to be overcome by emotions of fear and anger that were untempered by reason. This account is consistent with an influential understanding of moral behavior as a product of higher-order cognitive processes that distinguish us from other creatures. As humans, we can be held responsible for failing to use reason to bring our emotions under control.
On another account, however, Wuterich’s moral failure was that he responded to the situation with the wrong kind of emotion. This account posits that emotions have a cognitive component, and that individuals can be held responsible for the kinds of emotional responses that they habitually exhibit in specific situations. This lecture will discuss research in neuroscience and psychology that provides support for this account by emphasizing the importance of affective computational processes that are closely associated with moral perception and judgment. It will then discuss the potential implications of this research for ethics education in general and military ethics training in particular.
Jun 19 2019