Essays on Neuroscience and Political Theory: Thinking the Body Politic

Essays on Neuroscience and Political Theory: Thinking the Body Politic

by F. Vander Valk (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780415782029
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/09/2012
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Frank Vander Valk is Associate Professor of Political Science and Western Civilization at the State University of New York, Empire State College. His research interests include political friendship, the philosophy of social science, and Catholic social thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: History and Concepts 1. On the Growing Intellectual Authority of Neuroscience for Political and Moral Theory: Sketch for a Genealogy Maurizio Meloni 2. Neuroscience as Applied Hermenutics: Towards a Critical Neuroscience of Political Theory Jan Slaby, Philipp Haueis and Suparna Choudhury 3. Descartes on Moral Judgement and the Poeer of the Passions Patricia Easton 4. Unpacking Emotional Baggage in Political Inquiry John G. Gunnell Part II: Neuroscience and Political Thinkers 5. Brain Sculpting as Moral Practice: A Neuro-Aristotelian Approach Leslie Paul Thiele 6. Hobbes, Prudence and Neuroscienve: Early Modern Strategies for Negotiating Contemporary Subjecctivity James Martel 7. Think Big: Toward a Grand Neuropolitics - or, Why I am Not An Immanent Naturalist or Vital Materialis Adrian Johnston 8. The Neuropolitical Habitus of Resonant Receptive Democracy Romand Coles Part III: Issues in Neuroscience and Political Theory 9. Does Deliberation Make You Angry? Neuroscience and Theories of Deliberative Democracy Marlene Sokolon 10. Bounded Mirroring: Joint Action and Group Membership in Political Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience Machiel Keestra 11. The Extension of Political Subjectivity Frank Vander Valk 12. The Challenge of Gender Research in Neuroscience Emily Ngubia Kuria

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