1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics

Edited By L. Syd M Johnson, Karen S. Rommelfanger Copyright 2018
    530 Pages
    by Routledge

    530 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics offers the reader an informed view of how the brain sciences are being used to approach, understand, and reinvigorate traditional philosophical questions, as well as how those questions, with the grounding influence of neuroscience, are being revisited beyond clinical and research domains. It also examines how contemporary neuroscience research might ultimately impact our understanding of relationships, flourishing, and human nature. Written by 61 key scholars and fresh voices, the Handbook’s easy-to-follow chapters appear here for the first time in print and represent the wide range of viewpoints in neuroethics. The volume spotlights new technologies and historical articulations of key problems, issues, and concepts and includes cross-referencing between chapters to highlight the complex interactions of concepts and ideas within neuroethics. These features enhance the Handbook’s utility by providing readers with a contextual map for different approaches to issues and a guide to further avenues of interest.

    Chapter 11 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315708652.ch11


    L. Syd M Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics in the departments of Humanities and Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Technological University. Her current research focuses on ethical and epistemological issues in disorders of consciousness and sport-related neurotrauma.

    Karen S. Rommelfanger is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Neuroethics Program Director at Emory University’s Center for Ethics, and Neuroscience Editor-in-Residence at the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. A neuroscientist and ethicist, her current research explores how evolving neuroscience and neurotechnologies challenge societal definitions of disease and medicine. She is a member of the Neuroethics Division of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

     "The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics is an impressive and important companion to the emerging discipline of neuroethics. The scope of the contributions to this handbook is dazzling, covering not merely well worked questions in neuroethics, but also giving us glimpses of its bright future. A judicious mix of big names and newer voices make this a volume that anyone with an interest in neuroethics will want to read."

    --Neil Levy, Macquarie University and University of Oxford

    "In this valuable and interdisciplinary collection, Johnson and Rommelfanger have compiled the most interesting and important writings in the emerging field of neuroethics. It explores both "the ethics of neuroscience," that is, ethical issues raised by neuroscience, and "the neuroscience of ethics," that is, the implications of neuroscience for metaethics and moral psychology. This Handbook is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand neuroethics and its potential implications for law and policy."

    --Bonnie Steinbock, The University of Albany, SUNY