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Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy

Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy (Hardback)

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Recent advances in the brain sciences have dramatically improved our understanding of brain function. As we find out more and more about what makes us tick, we must stop and consider the ethical implications of this new found knowledge. Will having a new biology of the brain through imaging make us less responsible for our behavior and lose our free will? Should certain brain scan studies be disallowed on the basis of moral grounds? Why is the media so interested in reporting results of brain imaging studies? What ethical lessons from the past can best inform the future of brain imaging? These compelling questions and many more are tackled by a distinguished group of contributors to this volume on neuroethics. The wide range of disciplinary backgrounds that the authors represent, from neuroscience, bioethics and philosophy, to law, social and health care policy, education, religion and film, allow for profoundly insightful and provocative answers to these questions, and open up the door to a host of new ones. The contributions highlight the timeliness of modern neuroethics today, and assure the longevity and importance of neuroethics for generations to come.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineNeurology & clinical neurophysiologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesMedical professionMedical ethics & professional conductScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesBio-ethicsScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciences Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 20/10/2005 ISBN-13: 9780198567202  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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