CCLE Announces Launch of New 
"Cognitive Liberty & Neuroethics" Curriculum

The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics is pleased to announce that its new "Cognitive Liberty & Neuroethics" curriculum is now available on our re-vamped website at:

With the intent of making this course as easy as possible to organize and run, we are offering a syllabus (along with a reading package and web resources) to interested post-secondary professors and students so that they may offer the course to students on their campus, or take it as an independent study option.

Many academic institutions fail to discuss the topic and importance of cognitive liberty (the right of each individual to think independently, to use the full spectrum of his or her mind, and to engage in multiple modes of thought), even though in today's drug and technology saturated world the topic of cognitive liberty is of utmost importance to anyone interested in living in a society where one has the ability to think freely.

We hope that students will find "Cognitive Liberty & Neuroethics" to be a stimulating, thought-provoking addition to their education. If you know of anyone who might want to run this course at his or her institution, please forward this message to them.

The list below is the weekly topical outline for the course. For greater detail, and many helpful resources for running the course at your university, please visit the course URL at:

Week 1:            Introduction to Cognitive Liberty

Week 2:            Introduction II: Philosophical Issues

Week 3:            Food for Thought: Input & Output

Week 4:            Manufacturing Content I: Freedom and the Classroom (Academic and Intellectual Freedom)

Week 5:            Manufacturing Content II: The Construction of Social Meaning

Week 6:            Consuming Thoughts: The Mass Media

Week 7:         The Politics of Consciousness, Altered States, & Baseline Consciousness

Week 8:          Drugs:  A Highly Opi(nion)ated Battle

Week 9:            Technology & the Mind I

Week 10:          Technology & the Mind II: Social Implications

Week 11:       Reading the Mind: Looking Out, Looking In–Surveillance Technologies

Week 12:       Reality Models

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