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Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics

Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics

by James J. Giordano, Bert Gordijn
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ISBN-13: 9780521703031
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/18/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James J. Giordano is Rockefeller Professor of Medicine and Neurosciences, and Senior Scholar, Program in Ethics and Systems' Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Virginia, and is one of nine American Academy of Pain Medicine National Visiting Professors. Professor Giordano is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine and Associate Editor for the international journal Neuroethics.

Bert Gordijn is Chair of Ethics and Director of the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University. He has been appointed to the External Science Advisory Panel to the European Chemical Industry Council and served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Patent Organization, as well as the UNESCO Expert Committee on Ethics and Nanotechnology. Bert is also Secretary of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare.

Table of Contents

Foreword Neil Levy; Introduction James J. Giordano; 1. Developments in neuroscience: where have we been, where are we going? D. F. Swaab; 2. Origins of the modern concept of neuroscience: Wilhelm Wundt, empiricism, and idealism - implications for contemporary neuroethics Niko Kohls and Roland Benedikter; 3. On the cusp: the hard problem of neuroscience and its practical implications Ralph D. Ellis; 4. The mind-body issue Dieter Birnbacher; 5. Personal identity and the nature of the self Paolo Costa; 6. Religious issues and the question of moral autonomy Antonio Autiero and Lucia Galvagni; 7. Toward a cognitive neurobiology of the moral virtues Paul M. Churchland; 8. From a neurophilosophy of pain, to a neuroethics of pain care James J. Giordano; 9. Transplantation and xenotransplantation: ethics of cell therapy in the brain revisited Gerard J. Boer; 10. Neurogenetics and ethics: how scientific frameworks can better inform ethics Kevin FitzGerald and Rachel Wurzman; 11. Neuroimaging: thinking in pictures John VanMeter; 12. Can we read minds? Ethical challenges and responsibilities in the use of neuroimaging research Eric Racine, Emily Bell and Judy Illes; 13. Possibilities, limits, and implications of brain-computer interfacing technologies Thilo Hinterberger; 14. Neural engineering: the ethical challenges ahead Bert Gordijn and Alena M. Buyx; 15. Neurotechnology as a public good: probity, policy, and how to get there from here Alexis M. Jeannotte, Kathryn N. Schiller, Leah M. Reeves, Evan G. DeRenzo and Dennis K. McBride; 16. Globalization - pluralist concerns and contexts: shaping international policy in neuroethics Robert H. Blank; 17. The human condition and strivings to flourish: treatments, enhancements, science and society Adriana Gini and James J. Giordano; 18. The limits of neurotalk Matthew B. Crawford; Afterword Walter Glannon; Index.

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