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Global Ethics Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience Barrier-free Studies Science Interpreter Training Program

Global Ethics

In the rapidly globalising modern world, diverse values that have hitherto been separated are now coming into contact with each other in a process of dynamic exchange and fusion. At the same time, however, it is also giving rise to increasing cases of antipathy and conflict. These problems not only include phenomena considered to be in the realm of the social sciences and the humanities, such as ethnic conflicts, immigration, and 9/11 and the subsequent "War on Terror", but also those related to the natural sciences and technology, including global environmental issues, nuclear energy, and bio- or genetic engineering. In both instances, what is being sought above all is holistic values and ethically sensitive judgement.

Students on this course follow an intensive program that includes philosophical discussion on ethics and religion or culture and society; science and technology; environmental ethics and bioethics; and global public philosophy, in order to build a foundation for approaching such problems from both a theoretical and pragmatic perspective.

 

Global Ethics Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience Barrier-free Studies Science Interpreter Training Program

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