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Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics

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The Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics provides a platform for interaction and collaboration between researchers in philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, law, medicine, applied ethics and bioethics. A distinctive feature is its focus upon the philosophical, ethical and legal issues raised by the cognitive neurosciences.

More specifically, its aims are:

  • To foster interdisciplinary theoretical research on human agency and the self, moral cognition, the foundations of moral and legal norms, and moral and legal responsibility, and
  • To address practical issues at the intersection of ethics, law and medicine (bioethics, clinical ethics, and biolaw) and at the intersection of ethics, cognitive science and law (neuroethics and neurolaw).

Our activities include a conference and workshop program, a distinguished visitors program, support for selected research projects, postgraduate supervision, a postdoctoral program, and a schedule of seminars and reading groups.

Work at the Centre falls into four primary research clusters:

 

Cluster Leaders

Research

Our projects

Agency and Moral Cognition Network

The Agency and Moral Cognition Network

2014 meetings to be announced later in the year.

Perspectives workshop May 2013

Upcoming Events

Exciting events for 2014 to be announced soon.