Ethox Seminar: Cognitive Engineering Where Severe Cognitive Disability is Indicated: Toward Enabling the Future Person’s Capacity for Participation in Political Community
What if someday our understanding of the genetic components of human intelligence, and our technical capacity to safely manipulate them without unintended consequences, allowed the cognitive engineering of future persons who, at the fetal stage of development, indicate severe cognitive disability? Should a future community regard, as a political imperative, the provision of the relevant cognitive engineering to the extent possible, toward providing the future citizen with a capacity to access her social, legal, and political rights, as well as to participate fully in the political life of her liberal democratic community?

This seminar will now be online only, please register here:
Date: 23 February 2022, 14:30 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2022)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speaker: Dr Benjamin Gregg (University of Texas at Austin)
Organising department: Ethox Centre
Organiser: Aileen Mooney (University of Oxford)
Part of: Ethox Centre Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Freeman