Ethox Seminar: Cognitive Engineering Where Severe Cognitive Disability is Indicated: Toward Enabling the Future Person’s Capacity for Participation in Political Community
Professor Benjamin Gregg, The University of Texas at Austin and 2021-2022 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law at Lund University, Sweden
Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 2.30pm to 4pm
This seminar will be held on Zoom, see registration link below.
What if someday our understanding of the genetic components of human intelligence, and our technical capacity to safely manipulate them without unintended consequences, allowed the cognitive engineering of future persons who, at the fetal stage of development, indicate severe cognitive disability? Should a future community regard, as a political imperative, the provision of the relevant cognitive engineering to the extent possible, toward providing the future citizen with a capacity to access her social, legal, and political rights, as well as to participate fully in the political life of her liberal democratic community?