SINe online seminar – The Limits of Neuroscience for Ethics


June 19th, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CEST)

Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College)
The Limits of Neuroscience for Ethics

Abstract: Ethics is concerned with the normative or prescriptive, and science with the descriptive. One might wonder what, if anything, science may have to offer ethics. Here I focus on the brain sciences, and looking at several case studies, I argue that the gap between the normative and descriptive is unbridgeable, but despite this, neuroscience has much to contribute to ethical thought.

– Mario De Caro (Roma Tre University – Tufts University)
– Massimo Reichlin (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

The seminar will be followed by the Annual Meeting of SINe’s members

Scientific and Organizing Committee
Michele Di Francesco, IUSS, Pavia (SINe President)
Mario De Caro, Roma Tre University – Tufts University
Andrea Lavazza, Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo
Massimo Reichlin, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Sarah Songhorian, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

The seminar is organized in collaboration with CeSEP – Centre for Studies in Ethics and Politics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.

Attendance is free and open to all those interested, although registration is required. In order to register, please send an email to Prior to the event, instructions for accessing the event will be sent via email.