This conference was jointly organized by the ZiF and the Departments of Philosophy of Bielefeld University and Georgia State University (Atlanta). It is the first half of a two-part conference. The second half will take place at Georgia State University in October of 2012. Organized by Professors Martin Carrier and George Rainbolt, this conference brought together speakers from philosophy, law, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology.
The conference considered the philosophical, social, and legal issues generated by the rapid progress of neuroscience and the life sciences in the past decades. Topics included:
Participants expressed a wide range of views on these issues. Rather than seeking any consensus, the conference intended to help all involved to have a better appreciation for a wide range of disciplinary and national perspectives on neuroethics.
Andrew Altman (Atlanta, GA), Rüdiger Bittner (Bielefeld), Sarah F. Brosnan (Atlanta, GA), Allen Buchanan (Durham, NC), Andrew J. Cohen (Atlanta, GA), Alexandre Erler (Oxford UK), Marco Iorio (Berlin), Stephan Kopsieker (Bielefeld), Felicitas Krämer (Düsseldorf), Ulrich Krohs (Bielefeld), Maria Kronfeldner (Bielefeld), Neil Levy (Victoria), Peter Lindsay (Atlanta, GA), Reinhard Merkel (Hamburg), Sabine Müller (Berlin), Saskia Nagel (Osnabrück), Eddy Nahmias (Atlanta, GA), Jesse Prinz (New York, NY), Sebastian Rand (Atlanta, GA), Robert Ranisch (Tübingen), Adina Roskies (Hanover, NH), Sebastian Sattler (Bielefeld), Andrea Scarantino (Atlanta, GA), Bettina Schöne-Seifert (Münster), Ralf Stoecker (Potsdam), Adam Toon (Bielefeld), Wolfgang van den Daele (Berlin), Eike von Savigny (Bielefeld), Almut Kristine von Wedelstaedt (Bielefeld), Henrik Walter (Berlin), Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld)