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Date: 09 January - 10 January 2013
Venue: 9 January - The Watershed. 10 January - Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Recent studies have shown that an increasing number of students and professionals are turning to various pharmaceuticals to 'augment' or 'enhance' their cognitive performance. Supposedly cognitve enhancing drugs are readily available in a grey market for prescription medications, and pharmaceutical companies are working to develop drugs for the specific purpose of 'cognitive enhancement'. This conference explores the ethical/social-political and fundamental philosophical issues that are at stake in the expression 'cognitive enhancement' and the increasing prevalence of cognitive enhancing drugs in schools and workplaces.
Specifically, the conference will examine issues such as:
This conference is the first in a series of conferences co-organised by UWE Philosophy and the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, Bristol University under the rubric of 'Anphicon'. Find out more about this collaboration by visiting www.anthropotech.org.uk.
9 January - The Watershed.
10 January - Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol
Book your place online.
Cost: £35 waged / £20 students/unwaged (proof required)
Contact: Darian Meacham
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