William Casebeer, PhD is a leading researcher and expert in the field of neuroethics, which involves the study of the ethical implications of advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. He is well known for his work on the evolution of morality, and has also published extensively on the intersections of cognitive science and national security policy, philosophy of mind, and military ethics.
Dr. Casebeer received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently a senior research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, where he leads research on the ethical implications of emerging technologies. He has also held research positions at the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Casebeer is the author of several books and articles on neuroethics and related topics, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops on these subjects. He has also been an adviser to government agencies and policy makers on issues related to neuroethics and the ethics of emerging technologies.
Overall, Dr. Casebeer is a highly respected and influential researcher in the field of neuroethics, with a wide range of expertise in areas related to the ethical implications of advances in neuroscience and cognitive science.
[BOOK] Natural ethical facts: Evolution, connectionism, and moral cognition. WD Casebeer – 2003 – psycnet.apa.org Abstract 1. This book argues that we can articulate a fully naturalized ethical theory using concepts from evolutionary biology and cognitive science, and that we can study moral cognition just as we study other forms of cognition. The author’s goal is to show that we … Cited by 169 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save
Moral cognition and its neural constituents WD Casebeer – Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2003 – nature.com Abstract Identifying the neural mechanisms of moral cognition is especially difficult. In part, this is because moral cognition taps multiple cognitive sub-processes, being a highly distributed, whole-brain affair. The assumptions required to make progress in identifying … Cited by 163 Related articles All 12 versions Cite Save
The neural mechanisms of moral cognition: A multiple-aspect approach to moral judgment and decision-making WD Casebeer, PS Churchland – Biology and philosophy, 2003 – Springer Abstract We critically review themushrooming literature addressing the neuralmechanisms of moral cognition (NMMC), reachingthe following broad conclusions:(1) researchmainly focuses on three inter-relatedcategories: the moral emotions, moral socialcognition, and … Cited by 123 Related articles All 9 versions Cite Save
[BOOK] Warlords rising: Confronting violent non-state actors TS Thomas, SD Kiser, WD Casebeer – 2005 – books.google.com Violent non-state actors (VNSA) often serve a destabilizing role in nearly every humanitarian and political crisis faced by the international community. As non-state armed groups gain greater access to resources and networks through global interconnectivity, they have … Cited by 44 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save
Storytelling and Terrorism: Towards a Comprehensive” Counter-Narrative Strategy” WD Casebeer, JA Russell – 2005 – DTIC Document Abstract: Scarcely a day goes by without a senior government official commenting on the” war on terror” or the” global war on terrorism,” or with some reference the” the terrorists.” This terminology is also bandied about on popular media outlet–in print and on television and … Cited by 43 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save
A social psychological view of morality: why knowledge of situational influences on behaviour can improve character development practices SM Samuels, WD Casebeer – Journal of Moral Education, 2005 – Taylor & Francis Results from research in social psychology, such as findings about the fundamental attribution error and other situational influences on behaviour, are often used to justify attacking the existence of character traits. From this perspective, character development is … Cited by 20 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save
Identity, Culture and Stories: and the War on Terrorism WD Casebeer – Minn. JL Sci. & Tech., 2008 – HeinOnline According to the current National Security Strategy, the global war on terror is a specific focus for national security.’While billions have been spent prosecuting some aspects of this war (for example, by attacking state sponsors of terrorism), other aspects have been … Cited by 8 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save
Knowing evil when you see it: Uses for the rhetoric of evil in international relations WD Casebeer – International Relations, 2004 – ire.sagepub.com Abstract The rhetoric of evil has been a mainstay in international affairs, although President Bush’s use of the phrase ‘axis of evil’has elevated its prominence. Few, however, have attempted an analytically defensible definition of evil as it relates to international events. I … Cited by 8 Related articles All 34 versions Cite Save
Violent Non-State Actors: Countering Dynamic Systems TS Thomas, WD Casebeer – 2004 – DTIC Document Abstract: Violent non-state actors (VNSAs) pose a pressing challenge to human and national security across the geo-political landscape. In the midst of a global war against terrorism, collective violent action thrives as a strategy of groups ranging from the al Qaeda network … Cited by 6 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save
Violent Systems: Defeating Terrorists, Insurgents, and Other Non-State Adversaries TS Thomas, WD Casebeer – 2004 – DTIC Document Abstract: This is the 52nd volume in the Occasional Paper series of the US Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). This paper continues the work begun by Troy Thomas and Stephen Kiser in” Lords of the Silk Route: Violent Non-State Actors in Central Asia”( … Cited by 6 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save
Neurobiology supports virtue theory on the role of heuristics in moral cognition WD Casebeer – 2005 – philpapers.org Abstract Sunstein is right that poorly informed heuristics can influence moral judgment. His case could be strengthened by tightening neurobiologically plausible working definitions regarding what a heuristic is, considering a background moral theory that has more … Cited by 5 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More
Evolutionary Ethics: An Argument for” New Wave” Aristotelianism WD Casebeer – Politics and the Life Sciences, 2003 – JSTOR Evolutionary ethics has a rather sordid history. Beginning with the common-sense and praiseworthy remarks of Darwin (summarized so well by Corning in his article), evolutionary ethicists have veered from one extreme to the other, arguing at points either that evolution … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save
The Stories Markets Tell WD Casebeer – Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the …, 2010 – books.google.com Opinions about free exchange have fallen on hard times. Major news magazines such as the Atlantic Monthly1 and the New York Times have devoted column-inches to the anti- market zeitgeist, and self-organized protests plague World Trade Organization meetings … Cited by 2 Related articles All 10 versions Cite Save
Stories, Stakeholder Expansion, and Surrogate Consciousness: Using Innovations in Social Movement Theory to Understand and Influence Hizballah’s … WD Casebeer, TA Kraner – 2005 – DTIC Document Abstract: There is little doubt that framing processes play an important role in creating and sustaining social mobilization processes in the Middle East. More controversially, framing processes are also critical for sustaining organizational efficiency; when movements … Cited by 1 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save
The Importance of Treating Culture as a System: Lessons on Counter-Insurgency Strategy from the British Iraqi Mandate WD Casebeer – 2005 – DTIC Document Abstract: The United States and its coalition partners have been militarily involved in Iraq since March 19, 2003, when Operation Iraqi Freedom I began. Two years later, Operation Iraqi Freedom I has ended,” major combat operations” have ceased–and Operation Iraqi … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save
Reason’s Ends: Ecological Rationality and Moral Judgment WD Casebeer – Queen’s LJ, 2009 – HeinOnline The author sets out to navigate between psychologism (or extreme naturalism) and supernaturality (or extreme anti-naturalism), by developing a biologically based theory of judgment premised on the notion that a cognitive system’s capacity to learn depends on its … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save
Natural ethical facts: evolution, connectionism and moral cognition WD Casebeer – 2001 – Cambridge Univ Press Natural Ethical Facts is an exciting attempt to apply recent research in cognitive science and evolutionary biology to ethics. Casebeer argues for a “pragmatic neo-Aristotelian virtue theory”(p. 2), blending Aristotle and Dewey with a modern conception of function and a … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save
[BOOK] Violent Systems: Defeating Terrorists, Insurgents, and Other Non-State Adversaries WD Casebeer, TS Thomas – 2004 – books.google.com The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the US Government. The paper is approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Related articles Cite Save
Military Force and Culture Change: Systems, Narratives, and the Social Transmission of Behavior in Counter-Terrorism Strategy WD Casebeer – 2006 – DTIC Document Abstract: US national security strategy calls for the use of military force to shape cultures beyond US borders. However, the relationship between the use of force and changes in cultural processes is poorly understood. Operationalizing culture as socially transmitted … Related articles All 13 versions Cite Save
Gerald A. Cory, Jr., The Consilient Brain: The Bioneurological Basis of Economics, Society, and Politics WD Casebeer – Politics and the Life Sciences, 2004 – BioOne Gerald Cory’s book is a breathtaking (and sometimes breathless) attempt to unify—among others—the fields of economics, politics, and ethics using the foundational backbone of evolutionary neuroscience. While the book is provocative and wide-ranging, it suffers the … All 2 versions Cite Save
Turbulent Arena: Global Effects Against Non-State Adversaries TS Thomas, WD Casebeer – 2005 – DTIC Document Abstract: This is the 58th volume in the Occasional Paper series of the US Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Violent non-state actors (VNSA) pose a pressing challenge to human and national security across the geo-political landscape. In the midst … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save
To have and to eat cake: The biscriptive role of game-theoretic explanations of human choice behavior WD Casebeer, JE Parco – Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2003 – Cambridge Univ Press Abstract Game-theoretic explanations of behavior need supplementation to be descriptive; behavior has multiple causes, only some governed by traditional rationality. An evolutionarily informed theory of action countenances overlapping causal domains: … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save
Bertram, Christopher, Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Rousseau and the Social Contract (London: Routledge, 2004), 214 pages. R Billington, WD Casebeer, DK Chatterjee… – The Journal of …, 2004 – Springer Bertram, Christopher, Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Rousseau and the Social Contract (London: Routledge, 2004), 214 pages. Billington, Ray, Living Philosophy, Third Edition (London: Routledge, 2003), 354 pages. Casebeer, William D., Natural Ethical Facts ( … All 2 versions Cite Save
Multiple categories can be used to conceptualize the political ontology of states in general, let alone those astride the “arc of conflict” in regions such as … WD Casebeer – Countering Violent Extremism, 2011 – psychologytoday.com No single, magical solution exists for defeating Islamism (ie, an interpretation of Islam that permits the use of violence to achieve political or religious objectives), nor Islamist terror. Neither military power nor education can overcome it. Instead, a combination of tactics can … Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save More
The Stories Markets Tell: Affordances for Ethical Behavior in Free Exchange, from Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy WD Casebeer – Introductory Chapters, 2008 – ideas.repec.org Like nature itself, modern economic life is driven by relentless competition and unbridled selfishness. Or is it? Drawing on converging evidence from neuroscience, social science, biology, law, and philosophy, Moral Markets makes the case that modern market … All 3 versions Cite Save More