Bioethics and the Brain

Bioethics and the Brain

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This is the first single-author book on what has come to be known as neuroethics. Walter Glannon uses a philosophical framework that is fully informed by cutting edge neuroscience as well as contemporary legal cases such as Terri Schiavo, to offer readers an introduction to this fascinating topic.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 150 x 234 x 20mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 5 line illustrations
  • 0195371941
  • 9780195371949
  • 1,491,598

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"Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues which should be of great interest for neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected until today. Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neuroscience, practical medicine, and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legal consequences of this revolution."--New England Journal of Medicine"Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues which should be of great interest for neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected until today. Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neuroscience, practical medicine, and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legal consequences of this revolution."--New England Journal of Medicine"Glannon addresses neurophilosophical problems with critical and analytical precision. The book will be extremely valuable to anyone seriously interested in the field of neuroethics. Scholars from other disciplines will appreciate Glannon's clearly written and well-documented scholarship." -- William Winslade, American Journal of Bioethics "Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues which should be of great interest for neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected until today. Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neuroscience, practical medicine, and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legal consequences of this revolution."--New England Journal of Medicine"Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues which should be of great interest for neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected until today. Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neuroscience, practical medicine, and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legal consequences of this revolution."--New England Journal of Medicine"Glannon addresses neurophilosophical problems with critical and analytical precision. The book will be extremely valuable to anyone seriously interested in the field of neuroethics. Scholars from other disciplines will appreciate Glannon's clearly written and well-documented scholarship." -- William Winslade, American Journal of Bioethics "Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues which should be of great interest for neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected until today. Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neuroscience, practical medicine, and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology "Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legal consequences of this revolution."--New England Journal of Medicine "Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues which should be of great interest for neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected until today.Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neuroscience, practical medicine, and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legalconsequences of this revolution."--New England Journal of Medicine "This is a fascinating book which seems to be aimed at an area in which a large number of misconceptions abound and which therefore requires careful discussion. I found it informative and provocative."--Grant Gillett, Neurosurgeon and Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand"This offers the reader an integrated, insightful, and marvelously clear introduction to the wide range of ethical issues that emerge in the context of advances in neuroscience."--Erik Parens, The Hastings Center"This book explores the ethical issues arising from new advances in neuroscience and associated techniques such as brain imaging, psychosurgery, neurostimulation, and psychotropic medications. It is a fascinating book written by someone who is both knowledgeable about the science of the brain andalso a mature and sophisticated philosopher. This is a valuable and exciting investigation at the cutting edge of the science of the brain."--John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside"This book is an important contribution to the bourgeoning field of neuroethics...it provides an excellent and clearly written overview of topics pertaining to its title Bioethics and the Brain."--Doody's"Bioethics and the Brain should be required reading for anyone interested in the ethical implications of neuroscience. Although the new field of neuroethics has spawned a number of books, some of which are excellent, this book is unsurpassed in its philosophical sophistication and integratedtreatment of clinical neuroscience and philosophical ethics. The coverage is comprehensive, the writing is clear and the subject matter is fascinating!"--Martha J. Farah, Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legalconsquences of this revolution...Glannon has given us a useful, and in many ways comforting, guide to the ethical implications arising from emerging knowledge of the human brain."--New England Journal of Medicine"Glannon's work addresses a wide range of fascinating issues of modern medicine and related ethical issues, which should be of great interest for both neuroscientists and practicing neurologists, psychiatrists and reserachers interested and engaged in bioethics, a problem widely neglected untiltoday. Bioethics and the Brain is one of the most fascinating books about the problems and relations between neurosciences, practical medicine and bioethics."--European Journal of Neurology "This is a fascinating book which seems to be aimed at an area in which a large number of misconceptions abound and which therefore requires careful discussion. I found it informative and provocative."--Grant Gillett, Neurosurgeon and Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand"This offers the reader an integrated, insightful, and marvelously clear introduction to the wide range of ethical issues that emerge in the context of advances in neuroscience."--Erik Parens, The Hastings Center"This book explores the ethical issues arising from new advances in neuroscience and associated techniques such as brain imaging, psychosurgery, neurostimulation, and psychotropic medications. It is a fascinating book written by someone who is both knowledgeable about the science of the brain andalso a mature and sophisticated philosopher. This is a valuable and exciting investigation at the cutting edge of the science of the brain."--John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside"This book is an important contribution to the bourgeoning field of neuroethics...it provides an excellent and clearly written overview of topics pertaining to its title Bioethics and the Brain."--Doody's"Bioethics and the Brain should be required reading for anyone interested in the ethical implications of neuroscience. Although the new field of neuroethics has spawned a number of books, some of which are excellent, this book is unsurpassed in its philosophical sophistication and integratedtreatment of clinical neuroscience and philosophical ethics. The coverage is comprehensive, the writing is clear and thesubject matter is fascinating!"--Martha J. Farah, Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania"Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legalconsquences of this revolution...Glannon has given us a useful, and in many ways comforting, guide to the ethical implications arising from emerging knowledge of the human brain."--New England Journal of Medicine "This is a fascinating book which seems to be aimed at an area in which a large number of misconceptions abound and which therefore requires careful discussion. I found it informative and provocative."--Grant Gillett, Neurosurgeon and Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand "This offers the reader an integrated, insightful, and marvelously clear introduction to the wide range of ethical issues that emerge in the context of advances in neuroscience."--Erik Parens, The Hastings Center "This book explores the ethical issues arising from new advances in neuroscience and associated techniques such as brain imaging, psychosurgery, neurostimulation, and psychotropic medications. It is a fascinating book written by someone who is both knowledgeable about the science of the brain and also a mature and sophisticated philosopher. This is a valuable and exciting investigation at the cutting edge of the science of the brain."--John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside "This book is an important contribution to the bourgeoning field of neuroethics...it provides an excellent and clearly written overview of topics pertaining to its title Bioethics and the Brain."--Doody's "Bioethics and the Brain should be required reading for anyone interested in the ethical implications of neuroscience. Although the new field of neuroethics has spawned a number of books, some of which are excellent, this book is unsurpassed in its philosophical sophistication and integrated treatment of clinical neuroscience and philosophical ethics. The coverage is comprehensive, the writing is clear and thesubject matter is fascinating!"--Martha J. Farah, Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania "Walter Glannon recognizes the power and importance of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the human brain, and this recognition is what makes Bioethics and the Brain especially welcome as one of the first efforts to systematically examine the metaphysical, existential, ethical, and legal consquences of this revolution...Glannon has given us a useful, and in many ways comforting, guide to the ethical implications arising from emerging knowledge of the human brain."--New England Journal of Medicineshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Brain, Body, and Self ; 3. Neuroimaging ; 4. Pharmacological and Psychological Interventions ; 5. Neurosurgery, Psychosurgery, and Neurostimulation ; 6. Brain Death ; Epilogue ; Notes ; References Indexshow more

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