Legal responsibility and cognitive enhancement

Project title: Legal responsibility of cognitively enhanced persons
Principal investigator: Andrzej Girdwoyń, BA, MJur
Scientific advisor: Joanna Różyńska, PhD
Financing: Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) – The Diamond Grant Programme
Project period: 2016- 2018 (30 months)
Project number: DI2015 006045

Project aims: Due to the unprecedended development of medical and biotechnological cognition human enhancement technologies, we are now facing a neccessity to redefine or reinterpret the basic concepts of law. The aim of the project is to analyse the problem of legal responsibility (especially liability) of congitively enhanced persons.

Key words: cognitive enhancement, capacities, responsibility, legal liability

Publication of the project results 


Conference publications:

  • Girdwoyń, A. (2018), Human Enhancement as a Service. Continental Civil Law Perspective, 13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, UNESCO Network in Chair in Bioethics (Haifa),  Izrael, Jerusalem.
  • Girdwoyń, A. (2017), Civil Liability of a Cognitively Enhanced Surgeon, 31st European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare Belgrad, Serbia.
  • Girdwoyń, A. (2017), Odmowa ulepszenia poznawczego a odpowiedzialność cywilna chirurga, referat na konferencji naukowej, V Konferencja Naukowa Stowarzyszenia Laureatów Diamentowego Grantu, Wilga, Polska.
  • Girdwoyń, A. (2017). Cognition Enhancement and the Principles of Continental Civil Law12th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Limassol, Cypr, March 21-23.