Commission Chair Amy Gutmann on Brain Science and Individual Responsibility

New Scientist asked three experts: How does brain science affect our responsibility for actions? “Aside from identifying obvious pathologies – brain tumours and other conditions that can disrupt normal decision-making – neuroscience is not yet in a position to provide much guidance in particular cases of questionable responsibility. I don’t believe that scientists can ‘pin down the unconscious origins of many acts’ in any sense that matters in this context,” said Commission Chair Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.


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