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15/01/2009

Bidisha hosts a debate recorded in front of an audience at Liverpool's FACT centre, for Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas, with Sean Spence, professor of psychiatry at the University of Sheffield giving a talk on the ethics of using pharmacology to regulate human behaviour.

He argues that in the case of antisocial people who want to reduce their risk to society, the prescription of behaviour-modifiying drugs is not coercive, imposed control, but a postive step - something he calls 'collaborative pharmacology'.

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Thu 15 Jan 2009 21:15

Free Thinking

Free Thinking

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