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Handbook of Neuroethics

Editors: Clausen, Jens, Levy, Neil (Eds.)

  • Provides an expert and comprehensive overview of the international neuroethical debate
  • Offers unprecedented insights into the impact of neuroscientific research, diagnosis, and therapy
  • Represents the range of approaches adopted in neuroethics, including historical, anthropological, ethical, philosophical, theological, sociological and legal approaches
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Based on the study of neuroscientific developments and innovations, examined from different angles, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the international neuroethical debate, and offers unprecedented insights into the impact of neuroscientific research, diagnosis, and therapy. Neuroethics – as a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary endeavor – examines the implications of the neurosciences for human beings in general and for their self-understanding and their social interactions in particular. The range of approaches adopted in neuroethics and thus in this handbook includes but is not limited to historical, anthropological, ethical, philosophical, theological, sociological and legal approaches. The Handbook deals with a plethora of topics, divided into in three parts: the first part contains discussions of theories of neuroethics and how neuroscience impacts on our understanding of personal identity, free will, and other philosophical concepts. The second part is dedicated to issues involved in current and future clinical applications of neurosciences, such as brain stimulation, brain imaging, prosthetics, addiction, and psychiatric ethics. The final part deals with neuroethics and society and includes chapters on neurolaw, neurotheology, neuromarketing, and enhancement.

About the authors

Jens Clausen is head of the neuroethics group at the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tübingen and managing director of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Tübingen. He also is a member of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and the research ethics commission. His research focuses on ethical and anthropological implications of modern neurosciences with special respect to brain technological devices, enhancement and regenerative medicine. His most recent publication in the field of Neuroethics is a double special issue on ethical aspects of neurotechnologies published in Springer’s journal Neuroethics Vol. 6 No. 3, 2013.

Neil Levy is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, based at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia. He works mainly on questions at the intersection of the sciences of the mind and ethics, as well as free will. His most recent books are Hard Luck (Oxford UP, 2011) and Consciousness and Moral Responsibility (Oxford UP, 2014). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Neuroethics.

Reviews

“This is a comprehensive reference work on neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, morality, animal research, human subject research. … I highly recommend this book for ethicists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, philosophers, and students in Ethics Research.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, May, 2015)


Table of contents (117 chapters)

  • Foundational Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience: Introduction

    Piccinini, Gualtiero

    Pages 3-7

  • Explanation and Levels in Cognitive Neuroscience

    Kaplan, David Michael

    Pages 9-29

  • Experimentation in Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Neurobiology

    Sullivan, Jacqueline

    Pages 31-47

  • Realization, Reduction, and Emergence: How Things Like Minds Relate to Things Like Brains

    Aizawa, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • Mental Causation

    Andersen, Holly

    Pages 63-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Neuroethics
Editors
  • Jens Clausen
  • Neil Levy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-4707-4
Print ISBN
978-94-007-4706-7
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4708-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 1850
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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