Is it better if we do not know how minds work?
Should people and animals be used in psychological and neurological experiments?
Is it legitimate to deceive people in social psychological experiments?
Should there be research based on sex, race, and ethnicity?
Do mechanistic explanations of mind imply that free will is an illusion?
If free will is an illusion, is morality meaningless?
What kinds of mental operations are consistent with holding people responsible for their actions?
How do brains make moral judgments? Does it matter for ethics?
Are psychopaths responsible for their actions? Is psychopathy a mental illness?
Does the existence of psychopaths undermine contractarian approaches to morality?
What do empirical findings about the mind tell us about the nature of a person?
Does cognitive science support or undermine utilitarian approaches to ethics?
Does the plasticity of human behavior (i. e. variability based on situation rather than personality) undermine virtue ethics?
Does evolution tell us anything about ethics?
Bibliography of Cognitive Science and Ethics
Life, Mind, and Disease
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
This page updated Oct. 25, 2004