Based on the study of neuroscientific developments and innovations, examined from different angles, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the international neuroethical debate, and offers unprecedented insights into the impact of neuroscientific research, diagnosis, and therapy. Neuroethics - as a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary endeavor - examines the implications of the neurosciences for human beings in general and for their self-understanding and their social interactions in particular. The range of approaches adopted in neuroethics and thus in this handbook includes but is not limited to historical, anthropological, ethical, philosophical, theological, sociological and legal approaches. The Handbook deals with a plethora of topics, divided into in three parts: the first part contains discussions of theories of neuroethics and how neuroscience impacts on our understanding of personal identity, free will, and other philosophical concepts. The second part is dedicated to issues involved in current and future clinical applications of neurosciences, such as brain stimulation, brain imaging, prosthetics, addiction, and psychiatric ethics. The final part deals with neuroethics and society and includes chapters on neurolaw, neurotheology, neuromarketing, and enhancement.
Jens Clausen is head of the neuroethics group at the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tubingen and managing director of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Tubingen. He also is a member of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and the research ethics commission. His research focuses on ethical and anthropological implications of modern neurosciences with special respect to brain technological devices, enhancement and regenerative medicine. His most recent publication in the field of Neuroethics is a double special issue on ethical aspects of neurotechnologies published in Springer's journal Neuroethics Vol. 6 No. 3, 2013. Neil Levy is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, based at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia. He works mainly on questions at the intersection of the sciences of the mind and ethics, as well as free will. His most recent books are Hard Luck (Oxford UP, 2011) and Consciousness and Moral Responsibility (Oxford UP, 2014). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Neuroethics.
Addiction and Neuroethics.- Brain Research and Ethics.- Developmental Neuroethics.- Ethical Implications of Brain Imaging.- Ethical Implications of Brain Stimulation.- Ethical Implications of Brain-Machine Interfacing.- Ethical Implications of Cell and Genetherapy.- Ethical Implications of Sensory Prostheses.- Ethics in Neurosurgery.- Ethics in Psychiatry.- Feminist Neuroethics.- Foundational Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience.- History of Neuroscience and Neuroethics.- Moral Cognition.- Neuroanthropology.- Neuroenhancement.- Neuroethics and Identity.- Neurolaw.- Neuromarketing.- Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility.- Neuroscience, Neuroethics, and the Media Neurotheology.- Weaponization of Neuroscience.- What Is Neuroethics?