Homo Technologicus: Brain Science, Flourishing & Human Potential

Humans are a species in transition, biologically driven to employ tools that compensate for our physiological weakness and optimize our capabilities. This imperative has led to increasingly advanced interventions that support the flourishing of individuals and populations. But are we merely homo technicus – imperatively bound to, and by, these tools, or will we develop as homo technologicus - entailing a rational accounting of the capabilities and limitations of our inventions and our abilities to use them? How can we accept and uphold responsibility for both pragmatic reflection and prudent judgement in shaping the future of humanity?                                         

James Giordano, PhD is Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University.

Dr. Giordano is the 2018 O’Malley Visiting Chair in Bioethics at LMU’s Bioethics Institute.

Thursday, February 15 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

UNH 4511

Event Type

Student Activities, Discussions, Faculty Event, Staff Event, Scholarly Event

Departments

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Bioethics Institute

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