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Tag: Veljko Dubljevic

Mar 14, 2018

Neuroscience Studies Claiming Free Will is an Illusion Are Flawed

A new analysis points out flaws in studies claiming that free will is an illusion. NC State assistant professor of philosophy Veljko Dubljevic has co-authored a paper that says neuroscience hasn’t definitively proven anything one way or the other. 

May 31, 2017

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

A recent study by researchers at NC State and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) finds that “moral enhancement technologies” — which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior — are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies. 

May 30, 2017

‘Moral Enhancement’ Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact

When it comes to improving morality, traditional interventions seem to have much better chances than drugs and brain stimulation devices: the dangers of the latter are considerable, and are likely to cause more harm than good because they endanger the balance of moral intuitions. Guest column by Veljko Dubljević, assistant professor of philosophy at NC State University. 

May 16, 2017

Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured.