Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D.
Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., is the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book, Impromptu
Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network, is about the life and times of his father the psychiatrist . He is also the author of The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America and Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century. In 2008-09 Moreno served as a member of President Barack Obama’s transition team. His work has been cited by Al Gore and was used in the development of the screenplay for The Bourne Legacy. Moreno received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, was an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow, holds an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University, and is a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal from the College of William and Mary Law School and the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship from Tufts University.
The First Neuroethics Meeting: Then and Now
On the 15th anniversary of the Neuroethics: Mapping the Field conference in San Francisco, we asked three of the original speakers to reflect on how far the neuroethics field has come in 15 years—and where the field may be going in the next 15.
DARPA on Your Mind
Current research at the intersection of neuroscience and national security might one day produce weapons that literally boggle (or, if desired, enhance) the mind. This would give us unprecedented war-fighting superiority as well as a set of ethical dilemmas that could make genetically-modified-organism issues pale in comparison.