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Tzofit Ofengenden

Philosophy Instructor

Tzofit Ofengenden
Tzofit Ofengenden

My philosophical interests lie in neuroethics, bioethics and neurophilosophy. I am interested in the way neuroscience reformulates and reshapes central philosophical concepts such as memory, imagination, and consciousness. I am also interested in the possibilities these paradigms open for brain interventions and the ethical implications that arise from these new conceptualizations. In my current research, I examine whether neurobiological paradigms of memory formation (such as multiple trace theory and reconsolidation theory) destabilize the notion of memory as a source of factual truth, raise questions regarding our illusion of constant memories and persistent sense of self and thus change our self-perception and the notion of personal identity.

Recent Publications

  • “Memory Formation and Belief”, (2014) in Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 2.
  • “Neurobiological Paradigm of Memory Formation and its Theoretical and Ethical Implications,” (2014) in The American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience.

Degrees

Ph.D., Tübingen University, Tübingen, Germany

Classes Taught

Medical Ethics

Consciousness, Brain, and self

Neurophilosophy

Neuroethics

Bioethics

Areas of Expertise

Neurophilopsophy

Ethics

Neuroethics

Bioethics