Cognitive Liberty & Neuroethics Readings:
Week 1: Introduction to Cognitive Liberty
Richard Glen Boire “On Cognitive Liberty” (Parts I-III) Part I, with links to II & III available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/1JCL/1jcl7.htm
Adina Roskies “Neuroethics for the new millennium” (from Neuron 35:21-23, July 3, 2002).
John Stuart Mill “On Liberty” (Parts I&II) Available at: http://www.swan.ac.uk/poli/texts/mill/libcon.htm
Plato “Apology” Available at: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology.html
Martin Heidegger “What is Called Thinking?: Lecture I” (in What is Called Thinking?)
U.S. Constitution: Amendments. Available at: http://www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/charters_of_freedom/bill_of_rights/bill_of_rights.html
Aldous Huxley “Culture and the Individual” Available at:
Week 2: Introduction II: Philosophical Issues
John Stuart Mill “On Liberty” (Parts III&IV) Available at: http://www.swan.ac.uk/poli/texts/mill/libcon.htm
Isaiah Berlin “Two Concepts of Liberty” (in Four Essays on Liberty). Excerpts.
H.L.A. Hart “Are there any Natural Rights?” (in Philosophical Review, 64 (1955))
Jean-Francois Lyotard “The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge” (27-32, 47-53)
Week 3: Food for Thought: Input & Output
U.S. Supreme Court: STANLEY v. GEORGIA, 394 U.S. 557 (1969) Available at: http://laws.findlaw.com/us/394/557.html
ACLU briefing paper “Freedom of Expression” Available at: http://www.aclu.org/library/pbp10.html
Laurence H. Tribe, "The Constitution in Cyberspace" Available at:
John Perry Barlow “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace“(Feb. 1996) Available at: http://www.eff.org//Publications/John_Perry_Barlow/barlow_0296.declaration
Week 4: Manufacturing Content I: Freedom and the Classroom (Academic and Intellectual Freedom)
Stanley Fish “Academic Freedom: When Sauce for the Goose Isn't Sauce for the Gander” Available at: http://chronicle.com/free/v46/i14/14b00401.htm
Ronald Dworkin “We Need a New Interpretation of Academic Freedom” (in The Future of Academic Freedom. ed. L Menand, p181-198).
American Association of University Professors “Academic Freedom Of Individual Professors And Higher Education Institutions: The Current Legal Landscape” (Excerpts). Full text available at http://www.aaup.org/Com-a/aeuben.HTM
Week 5: Manufacturing Content II: The Construction of Social Meaning
Louis Althusser “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” (in Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays)
Lawrence Lessig “The Regulation of Social Meaning” (in University of Chicago Law Review Summer 1995). Excerpts.
Douglas Rushkoff “They Say” (in Coercion: Why We Listen to What ‘They’ Say)
Bernard McGrane “The Zen TV Experiment” Available at http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/tvturnoff/toolbox/zentv.html
Week 6: Consuming Thoughts: The Mass Media
Noam Chomsky “Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies” Chapter 1.
Kalle Lasn “Culture Jam” 29-41.
Ben H. Bagdikian “Democracy and the Media” (in The Media Monopoly) Available at: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Media/DemoMedia_Bagdikian.html
Daniel Forbes "Prime Time Propaganda" (Salon 13 January 2000). Available at: http://dir.salon.com/news/feature/2000/01/13/drugs/index.html Mirrored at: http://vcsun.org/%7Ebattias/class/328/txt/forbes.html
Philip Jenkins “Ecstasy and Synthetic Panics” (in Journal of Cognitive Liberties Vol. 1, Issue No. 3, Fall 2000,7-28) Also available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/3JCL/3JCL7.htm
Week 7: The Politics of Consciousness, Altered States, & Base-line Consciousness
R.D. Laing “The Politics of Experience” Chapter 6, Transcendental Experience
Arnold M. Ludwig “Altered States of Consciousness” (in Altered States of Consciousness Ed. Charles Tart. P18-33.
Thomas B. Roberts “Multistate Education: Metacognitive Implications of the Mindbody Psychotechnologies” (in Journal. of Transpersonal Psychology 1989, Vol. 21, No. 1)
U.S. Supreme Court: UNITED STATES v. STANLEY, 483 U.S. 669 (1987). Excerpts. Full text available at http://laws.findlaw.com/us/483/669.html
Neil Munro “Brain politics” (from The National Journal Feb.3, 2001) Also available at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/readings/brainpolitics.html
“MKULTRA: Joint Hearing Before The Select Committee On Intelligence And The Subcommittee On Health And Scientific Research Of The Committee On Human Resources, United States Senate.” Excerpts. Full text available at: http://www.parascope.com/ds/documentslibrary/documents/mkultrahearing/index.htm
Arthur Allen “readin’, ritin’ and ritalin” (Salon July 97) Available at: http://www.salon.com/july97/mothers/ritalin970716.html
Thomas S. Szasz, M.D. ”Chemical Straitjackets For Children” Available at: http://www.szasz.com/iol5.html
Week 8: Drugs: A Highly Opi(nion)ated Battle
Jacques Derrida “The Rhetoric of Drugs” (in Points…Interviews, 1974-1994)
Huston Smith “Do Drugs Have Religious Import?” The Journal of Philosophy, Vol LXI, No. 18, September 17, 1964 http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/hsmith.htm
Charles H. Whitebread “The History of the Non-medical Use of Drugs in the United States” (Vol. 1, Issue No. 3 pages 29-64 (Fall 2000)) http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/3JCL/3JCL29.htm
‘A Psychedelicist’ “Psychedelics: A First-Amendment Right” http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/gnosis.htm#back3
Week 9: Technology & the Mind I
Alan W. Scheflin and Edward M. Opton, Jr. “Rewiring the Mind” (Chapter 8 of The Mind Manipulators)
Wrye Sententia “Brain Fingerprinting: From Databodies to Databrains” (in Journal of Cognitive Liberties Vol. 2, Issue No. 3, 2001, 31-46). Also available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/6JCL/6JCL31.htm
Laurence Tribe “Electronic Monitoring and Neurological Manipulation” in Channeling Technology Through Law 304-323.
Steve Kirsch “Identifying terrorists before they strike by using computerized knowledge assessment (CKA)” Also available at: http://www.skirsch.com/politics/plane/ultimate.htm
Sharon Begley “Your Brain on Religion: Mystic visions or brain circuits at work?” (Newsweek May 7, 2001). Available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/neurotheo/neuronewswk.htm
Week 10: Technology & the Mind II: Social Implications
Sadie Plant “Information War in the Age of Dangerous Substances” (in Journal of Cognitive Liberties Vol. 2, Issue No. 1 pages 23-43 (2000)). Available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/4jcl/4JCL23.htm
US v. Dr Sell Forced Drugging Case:
Kelly Patricia O'Meara “Federal Court OKs Forced Drugging” (Article in Insight) Available at: http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=225524
Dr. Charles Thomas Sell’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States
Brief Amicus Curiae of the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics in Support of the Petition for Certiorari http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/pdf/pet_cert_brief.pdf
Alan W. Scheflin and Edward M. Opton, Jr. “Asserting the Mind” (Chapter 12 of The Mind Manipulators)
James C. O'Leary “An Analysis of the Legal Issues Surrounding the Forced Use of Ritalin: Protecting a Child's Right to ‘Just Say No’” (from New England Law Review V27#4, Summer 1993).
Week 11: Reading the Mind: Looking Out, Looking In–Surveillance Technologies
Michel Foucault “Panopticism” (from Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison)
David Lyon “New Directions in Theory” (Chapter 7 of Surveillance Society)
Brandon Mercer, Tech Live “Can Computers Read Your Mind?” (Article, May 29, 2002) http://www.techtv.com/news/print/0,23102,3386341,00.html
Web reading: ACLU “Drug Testing: A Bad Investment” Executive Summary & link to PDF document at: http://www.aclu.org/issues/worker/summdrugtesting1999.html
Week 12: Reality Models
Robert Anton Wilson “Creative Agnosticism” Journal of Cognitive Liberties Vol. 2, Issue No. 1 pages 61-84. Available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/4jcl/4JCL61.htm
Ine Gevers “Subversive Tactics of Neurologically Diverse Cultures” Journal of Cognitive Liberties Vol. 1, Issue No. 2 pages 43-60 (Spring/Summer 2000). Available at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/2JCL/2JCL43.htm
Erik Davis “This is Your Brain on Buddha: Dharma and Neuroscience” Appeared in Feed, June 23, 1999; also available at: http://www.techgnosis.com/brain.html
Jean Baudrillard “Simulacra and Simulations” (Excerpt from Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, ed. Mark Poster). Also available at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/Baudrillard/Baudrillard_Simulacra.html
U.S. Supreme Court “Employment Div., Ore. Dept. Of Human Res. V. Smith.” Available at: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=494&invol=872