Seminarul de Cercetare Interdisciplinara a Religiilor si Ideologiilor

SCIRI Conference / Blanca Rodriguez Lopez – UPDATE


We invite you to participate at the lecture of Blanca Rodriguez Lopez, Associate Professor of moral and political philosophy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The topic of her lecture is going to be Cognitive enhancement and competition. An experimental study and will take place on Friday, June 19th 2020, at 4.00 p.m. (EET).

A short abstract of her intervention: „The debate about the moral permissibility of human enhancement in general, and especially that of cognitive improvement has tended to unfold as if such moral permissibility could be established independently of the context of use. However, there are experimental studies that show that moral judgment depends on the type of enhancement in question. For example, cognitive enhancement is considered less permissible than motivation enhancement (Faber et al. 2015).

We start our study starting from the hypothesis that the perceived moral permissibility also changes according to the type of activities for which cognitive improvement is used. In a first step, and through the use of vignattes, we confirm this hypothesis and find that the activity in which the use of cognitive enhancers is deemed less permissible is sport.

A review of the specialized literature indicates that perhaps the biggest, most pervasive objection and concern even to advocates of human enhancement is related to considerations of justice. In the second part of the study, we relate our results with this concern for justice. To do this, we have designed an experiment in which different types of activities (art, study, sport and professional) are presented in two versions (competitive and non-competitive).”

The meeting will be organized on Zoom:

Topic: SCIRI Conference with Blanca Rodriguez-Lopez

Time: Jun 19, 2020 04:00 PM Bucharest

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Meeting ID: 815 4233 6208

Password: 642812

Please join the meeting at 15.50, using your real name. During the lecture we’ll kindly ask you to keep your microphone closed and your camera open. After the lecture we will host a Q&A session when you will be able to ask your questions and discuss with our guest. Participation is free, and there are 100 places available. Please register here.

To watch the previous online SCIRI lectures, please visit our YouTube channel.


Vă invităm să participanți vineri, 19 iunie 2020, cu începere de la ora 16.00, la conferința SCIRI susținută de Blaca Rodriguez Lopez, profesoară de filosofie morală și politică la Universitatea Complutense din Madrid.

Conferința va fi în limba engleză, având tema „Ameliorare cognitivă și competiție. Un studiu experimental”.

Conferința se va desfășura pe platforma Zoom – folosiți datele de mai sus pentru a vă conecta în data de 19 iunie. Dacă nu aveți cont pe Zoom, va trebui anterior întâlnirii să intrați pe și să vă faceți cont. Vă rugăm să intrați pe platformă cu 5-10 minute înainte de ora 16.00, având setat numele dvs. real la numele de utilizator. Pe durata conferinței vă rugăm să vă mențineți microfonul închis și camera video deschisă. După prezentare va urma o sesiune de Q & A în care veți putea interacționa cu invitatul. Participarea este liberă, în limita a 100 de locuri. Vă rugăm să vă înregistrați aici.

conferinta SCIRI Blanca Rodriguez

Photo by Marcus Spike on Unsplash.

Prezentarea susținută de Blanca Rodriguez Lopez poate fi urmărită aici, pe canalul de YouTube al SCIRI: