The Ethics and Challenges Surrounding Neuroenhancement
New work from philosophy professor Veljko Dubljevic explores the ethics of neuroenhancement and calls for legal and regulatory oversight of the emerging technologies.
Student Spotlight: Harrison Payne
Meet NC State student Harrison Payne, a senior triple majoring in philosophy, physics and mathematics. He's in the philosophy honors program, and has done research in the department for two years. He intends to pursue a doctoral degree in philosophy, specializing in the philosophy of physics.
My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication ’02; Philosophy ’03)
Lauren Pressley says her social sciences and humanities degrees gave her "an appreciation for nuance, logic and the complex systems of knowledge production" — and for using the library.
Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks
In a new paper, philosophy professor Veljko Dubljevic proposes a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe.
Neuroscience Studies Claiming Free Will is an Illusion Are Flawed
A new analysis points out flaws in studies claiming that free will is an illusion. NC State assistant professor of philosophy Veljko Dubljevic has co-authored a paper that says neuroscience hasn’t definitively proven anything one way or the other.
World Philosophy Day Lecture to Focus on ‘Loving Nature’
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host NC State’s third World Philosophy Day Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 16. The guest speaker is New York University professor Dale Jamieson, who will lecture on "Loving Nature" at 3 p.m. in Riddick Hall, Room 451.
Philosophy Major Victor Eduardo Named Leader of the Pack
Get to know junior philosophy major Victor Eduardo, the 2017 recipient of NC State's Leader of the Pack Award.
Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise
A recent study by researchers at NC State and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) finds that “moral enhancement technologies” — which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior — are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.
‘Moral Enhancement’ Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact
When it comes to improving morality, traditional interventions seem to have much better chances than drugs and brain stimulation devices: the dangers of the latter are considerable, and are likely to cause more harm than good because they endanger the balance of moral intuitions. Guest column by Veljko Dubljević, assistant professor of philosophy at NC State University.
Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured.