Kathinka Evers: “Towards a Philosophy for Neuroethics: Informed materialism and the naturalistic responsibility” (EN, IT)

The 21st century has seen neuroscience develop rapidly and a new academic discipline emerge: neuroethics, the attempt to explain moral judgment in partly neurobiological terms. It is useful to distinguish between fundamental neuroethics, researching how knowledge of the brain’s functional architecture and its evolution can deepen our understanding of moral thought and judgment, and applied

LORD DICK TAVERNE: “Freedom of research and eco-fundamentalism�? (EN, IT)

by Lord Dick Taverne, founder, Sense about Science; member, House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, United Kingdom I want to start with two apologies. This afternoon’s is the only session I can attend. Having heard this session, it is clear that I have missed a great deal, because the contributions I have heard are

Kary B. Mullis: “Scientific Progress is a Rocky Road” (EN, IT)

Science is a process of trial and error. It always has been. Its strength lies in the fact that mistakes eventually are discovered for what they are, and in the long run, unlike any other global institutions, art, politics, religion, science comes through with the goods. We have been showered by the benefits of this

Amedeo SANTOSUOSSO: “May scientific research work as a model for present transnational law?” (EN, IT)

The unparalleled recent development of biological sciences and their convergence with other technologies (such as neurosciences, nanotechnologies and informational technologies) heavily impact the world of law. Indeed the present universal attitude of science and its global interaction immediately give a worldwide dimension to the question of legal regulations of conflicts arising from scientific research and