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Neuroscience and Law

Complicated Crossings and New Perspectives

Editors: D’Aloia, Antonio, Errigo, Maria Chiara (Eds.)

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  • Offers useful guidelines for scientists regarding ethical and legal concerns about their discoveries
  • Contributes to law studies dealing with the practical use of neuroscientific proof in the law room 
  • Analyses philosophical questions (free will, responsibility, lie detection)
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There have been extraordinary developments in the field of neuroscience in recent years, sparking a number of discussions within the legal field. This book studies the various interactions between neuroscience and the world of law, and explores how neuroscientific findings could affect some fundamental legal categories and how the law should be implemented in such cases.  The book is divided into three main parts. Starting with a general overview of the convergence of neuroscience and law, the first part outlines the importance of their continuous interaction, the challenges that neuroscience poses for the concepts of free will and responsibility, and the peculiar characteristics of a “new” cognitive liberty. In turn, the second part addresses the phenomenon of cognitive and moral enhancement, as well as the uses of neurotechnology and their impacts on health, self-determination and the concept of being human. The third and last part investigates the use of neuroscientific findings in both criminal and civil cases, and seeks to determine whether they can provide valuable evidence and facilitate the assessment of personal responsibility, helping to resolve cases. The book is the result of an interdisciplinary dialogue involving jurists, philosophers, neuroscientists, forensic medicine specialists, and scholars in the humanities; further, it is intended for a broad readership interested in understanding the impacts of scientific and technological developments on people’s lives and on our social systems. 

About the authors

Antonio D’Aloia, University of Parma, Department of Law, Politics and International Studies, University Center for Bioethics, Parma, Italy.

Maria Chiara Errigo, University of Parma, Department of Law, Politics and International Studies, University Center for Bioethics, Parma, Italy. 

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroscience and Law
Book Subtitle
Complicated Crossings and New Perspectives
Editors
  • Antonio D’Aloia
  • Maria Chiara Errigo
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38840-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38840-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38839-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 568
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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