Neuroscience, Mind Reading, and Mental Privacy

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Abstract

Many theorists have expressed the view that current or future applications of neurotechnology may prompt serious ethical problems in terms of privacy. This article concerns the question as to whether involuntary neurotechnological mind reading can plausibly be held to violate a person's moral right to mental privacy. It is argued that it is difficult to specify what a violation of a right to mental privacy amounts to in a way that is consistent with the fact that we usually regard natural mind reading as morally unproblematic.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRes Publica
Volume23
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)197-211
ISSN1356-4765
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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