An Interview with philosopher Hanna Pickard. Dr. Pickard will be joining the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the philosophy department this Fall

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A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed

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Just Deserts

October 4, 2018

Can we be held morally responsible for our actions? Yes, says Daniel Dennett. No, says Gregg Caruso. Reader, you decide

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Pharma CEO Nirmal Mulye said it was a “moral requirement to make money when you can”

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A Turbulent Mind

September 4, 2018

Andrew Goldstein’s crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he’s released this month

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A Dangerous Brain

August 15, 2018

Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?

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The Eldred case is philosophically tricky, said Eric E. Sterling, executive director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. “We’re punishing someone who has a disease. Yet we don’t want to create an exemption from punishment for people who commit crimes when they are addicts.”

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Mr. B loves Johnny Cash, except when he doesn’t. Mr. X has watched his doctors morph into Italian chefs right before his eyes. The link between the two? Both Mr. B and Mr. X received deep brain stimulation

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