Adina Roskies, Ph.D.
Adina Roskies, Ph.D., is a philosopher and neuroscientist at Dartmouth College. A former laboratory researcher in neurodevelopment, computational neuroscience, and cognitive neuroimaging, she was also a senior editor at the journal Neuron. Dr. Roskies was awarded the William James Prize by the Society for Philosophy and Psychology for her writing on ethical judgments.
Neuroimaged views of our brains, aside from their medical value, could, in principle, pose challenges to our senses of freedom and moral responsibility, and render us easily manipulable. But we are not so frail, either personally or socially. Self-control, whether exercised in our individual choices or our informed responses to others’ agendas, is likely to continue to prevail.