Roger Brownsword/ Neil Levy/ Sir Michael Rutter
Tuesday 14 February 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE
Roger Brownsword, Professor of Law, King’s College London
Neil Levy, Deputy Director (Research), the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and Head of Neuroethics, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, University of Melbourne
Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
The prospects for our understanding of the brain and the development of psychopathologies are steadily increasing. What does this mean for the way we think about criminality and responsibility? Could developments in the neurosciences change our understanding of morality? Could they lead to changes in our legal system? If so, what might these changes look like?