Conférence sur l’amélioration morale

Dans le cadre des ateliers de la bioéthique,
l’axe Éthique et santé du CRÉ reçevait
Veljko Dubljević
(IRCM & McGill University)

À l’École de Santé Publique
de l’Université de Montréal
le 27 janvier 2016

Sa présentation est intitulée:

Can neuroscience enhance our moral sense?
A critical analysis of the moral enhancement
debate based on integrative cognitive
neuroscience models of moral judgment.

Résumé :

A debate has surfaced regarding whether different forms of neuroscience interventions (e.g., pharmacological, neuro-stimulation, genetic) could lead to “moral enhancement”, i.e., make humans more moral. This presentation will focus on reviewing available evidence on neuro-technologies that could serve as tools of ‘moral enhancement’. Furthermore, it will discuss models of moral judgment and their implications for the specific target of intervention (cognition, volition or affect) in ‘moral enhancement’.


Veljko Dubljevic Ph.D.,D.Phil., is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Neuroethics research unit at IRCM and McGill University in Montreal. He obtained a PhD in political science (University of Belgrade), and after studying bioethics, philosophy and neuroscience (University of Tübingen), he obtained a doctorate in philosophy (University of Stuttgart). His primary research focuses on ethics of neuroscience and technology, and neuroscience of ethics. He has over 30 publications in moral, legal and political philosophy and in neuroethics. He is also engaged in the activities of the International Neuroethics Society and serves as a member of it’s Communications Committee. He is editing a volume (together with Fabrice Jotterand) ‘Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical and Policy Implications in International Perspectives’ (In Press, Oxford University Press). Finally, he is currently the managing editor and inaugural co-editor of the Springer Book Series ‘Advances in Neuroethics’ (


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