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The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology

Neuroethics, Justice and Autonomy: Public Reason in the Cognitive Enhancement Debate

Authors: Dubljević, Veljko

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  • The first book to explicitly address a political approach to neuroethics 
  • Provides a strong argument on the much debated issue of cognitive enhancement practices within society
  • Deals with specific policy approaches and provides a tailored regulation model for cognitive enhancement
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This book explicitly addresses policy options in a democratic society regarding cognitive enhancement drugs and devices. The book offers an in-depth case by case analysis of existing and emerging cognitive neuroenhancement technologies and canvasses a distinct political neuroethics approach. The author provides an argument on the much debated issue of fairness of cognitive enhancement practices and tackles the tricky issue of how to respect preferences of citizens opposing and those preferring enhancement. The author persuasively argues the necessity of a laws and regulations regarding the use of cognitive enhancers. He also argues that the funds for those who seek cognitive enhancement should be allocated free of charge to the least advantaged.  The work argues that the notion of autonomy has been mistakenly associated with the metaphysical concept of free will, and offers a political definition of autonomy to clarify how responsibility is implicitly grounded in the legal and political system. As such, this book is an essential read for everyone interested in neuroethics, and a valuable resource for policy makers, as well as scholars and students in philosophy, law, psychiatry and neuroscience.


About the authors

Veljko Dubljević Ph.D.,D.Phil., is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Science, Technology and Society at North Carolina State University. Before arriving in Raleigh, he spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Neuroethics Research Unit at IRCM and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He studied philosophy (University of Novi Sad) and economics (Educons University), and obtained a PhD in political science (University of Belgrade). After that he joined the Research Training Group “Bioethics” at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tuebingen, and after studying philosophy, bioethics, and neuroscience, he obtained a doctorate in philosophy (University of Stuttgart). Dr. Dubljević’s research focuses on ethics of neuroscience and technology, and neuroscience of ethics. He has over 50 publications in moral, legal and political philosophy and in neuroethics.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Application of Rawlsian Principles of Justice on Cognition-Enhancement Drugs: A Policy Proposal

    Pages 3-12

    Dubljević, Veljko

  • Cognitive Enhancement and the Problem of the Pressure to Enhance: Rational Choice Modeling and Normative Justification

    Pages 13-25

    Dubljević, Veljko

  • A Proposal for a Reconstruction of the Concept of Autonomy

    Pages 27-41

    Dubljević, Veljko

  • Neuropharmacology, Addiction and Autonomy: A Proposal for Public Policy on Adderall and Ritalin as Pharmacological Enhancements

    Pages 45-63

    Dubljević, Veljko

  • Legitimate Public Policies on Electro-magnetic Cognitive Enhancements

    Pages 65-83

    Dubljević, Veljko

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13643-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13642-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroethics, Justice and Autonomy: Public Reason in the Cognitive Enhancement Debate
Authors
Series Title
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13643-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13643-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13642-0
Series ISSN
1875-0044
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 138
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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