[PDF/ePUB] Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings – Martha J. Farah

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Book summary of Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings by Martha J. Farah

Explores the ethical, legal, and societal issues arising from brain imaging, psychopharmacology, and other new developments in neuroscience. Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain, predict, and even control aspects of human behavior. The ethical issues that arise from these developments extend beyond the boundaries of conventional bioethics into philosophy of mind, psychology, theology, public policy, and the law. This broader set of concerns is the subject matter of neuroethics. In this book, leading neuroscientist Martha Farah introduces the reader to the key issues of neuroethics, placing them in scientific and cultural context and presenting a carefully chosen set of essays, articles, and excerpts from longer works that explore specific problems in neuroethics from the perspectives of a diverse set of authors. Included are writings by such leading scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars as Carl Elliot, Joshua Greene, Steven Hyman, Peter Kramer, and Elizabeth Phelps. Topics include the ethical dilemmas of cognitive enhancement; issues of personality, memory and identity; the ability of brain imaging to both persuade and reveal; the legal implications of neuroscience; and the many ways in which neuroscience challenges our conception of what it means to be a person. Neuroethics is an essential guide to the most intellectually challenging and socially significant issues at the interface of neuroscience and society. Farah's clear writing and well-chosen readings will be appreciated by scientist and humanist alike, and the inclusion of questions for discussion in each section makes the book suitable for classroom use.

Details of e-book Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings

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  • Title: Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings
  • Rating: 4.6 out of 5 base on 132 reviews
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1st edition (July 16, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0262514605
  • ISBN-13: 9780262514606
  • Language: English
  • Print length: 400 pages
  • Categories: Medical Books