Finding Consciousness: The Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law of Severe Brain Damage

Finding Consciousness: The Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law of Severe Brain Damage

by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190280307
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Oxford Series in Neuroscience, Law, and Philosophy Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, PhD, is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at Duke University in the Philosophy Department, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Law School. He has served as co-chair of the Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association and co-director of the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project. He publishes widely in ethics, moral psychology and neuroscience, philosophy of law, epistemology, informal logic, and philosophy of religion.

Table of Contents

1 - Finding Consciousness: An Introduction
By Meghan Brayton and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

2 - Discussion with a Caring Father
By Ken Diviney and Katherine Grichnik


PART I: Consciousness

3 - The Geography of Unconsciousness: From Apparent Death to the Minimally Conscious State
By Jeffrey Baker

4 - Consciousness and Death: The Whole-Brain Formulation of Death
By James L. Bernat

5 - Modes of Consciousness
By Tim Bayne and Jakob Hohwy


PART II: Diagnosis

6 - What is it like to be in a Disorder of Consciousness
By Caroline Schnakers

7 - Decoding Thoughts in Behaviorally Non-Responsive Patients
By Adrian Owen and Lorina Naci

8 - Persistent Vegetative State, Akinetic Mutism, and Consciousness
By Will Davies and Neil Levy


PART III: Ethics

9 - Lay Attitudes to Withdrawal of Treatment in Disorders of Consciousness and Their Normative Significance
By Jacob Gipson, Guy Kahane, and Julian Savulescu

10 - Moral Conflict in the Minimally Conscious State
By Joshua Shepherd

11 - What's Good for Them? Best Interests and Severe Disorders of Consciousness
By Jennifer Hawkins

12 - Minimally Conscious States and Pain: A Different Approach to Patient Ethics
By Valerie Gray Hardcastle


PART IV: Law

13 - The Legal Circle of Life
By Nita Farahany and Rachel Zacharias

14 - Guardianship and the Injured Brain: Representation and the Rights of Patients and Families

By Joseph Fins and Barbara Pohl

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