Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science: Essential Readings in Neuroethics by Walter GlannonDefining Right and Wrong in Brain Science: Essential Readings in Neuroethics by Walter Glannon

Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science: Essential Readings in Neuroethics

EditorWalter Glannon

Paperback | August 20, 2007

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Where is the line between instinct and free will in humans? How far can technology and medicine go to manipulate the brain? With every new discovery about the human mind, more and more questions emerge about the boundaries of consciousness, responsibility, and how far neuroscience research can go. The fledgling field of neuroethics has sought answers to these questions since the first formal neuroethics conference was held in 2002. This groundbreaking volume collects the expert and authoritative writings published since then that have laid the groundwork for this rapidly expanding debate.

            Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science traverses the breadth of neuroethics, exploring six broad areas—including free will, moral responsibility, and legal responsibility; psychopharmacology; and brain injury and brain death—in thirty provocative articles. The scientific and ethical consequences of neuroscience research and technology are plumbed by leading thinkers and scientists, from Antonio Damasio’s “The Neural Basics of Social Behavior: Ethical Implications” to “Monitoring and Manipulating Brain Function” by Martha J. Farah and Paul Root Wolpe. These and other in-depth chapters articulate the thought-provoking questions that emerge with every new scientific discovery and propose solutions that mediate between the freedom of scientific endeavor and the boundaries of ethical responsibility.

            As science races toward a future that is marked by startling new possibilities for our bodies and minds, Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science is the definitive assessment of the ethical criteria guiding neuroscientists today.

Walter Glannon holds the Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Ethics and Ethical Theory at the University of Calgary in Alberta. He is the author of numerous papers and books, including Bioethics and the Brain, Biomedical Ethics, and Genes and Future People.  
Title:Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science: Essential Readings in NeuroethicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 1.1 inPublished:August 20, 2007Publisher:Dana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Walter Glannon
Part I. Foundational Issues
          1. William Safire, Visions for a New Field of "Neuroethics"
          2. Adina Roskies, Neuroethics for the New Millennium
          3. Martha J. Farah, Emerging Ethical Issues in Neuroscience
          4. Martha J. Farah and Paul Root Wolpe, Monitoring and
              Manipulating Brain Function: New Neuroscience Technologies
              and Their Ethical Implications
          5. Donald Kennedy, Neuroscience and Neuroethics
Part II. Professional Obligation and Public Understanding
          6. Colin Blakemore, From the "Public Understanding of Science"
              to Scientists' Understanding of the Public
          7. Alan I. Leshner, Ethical Issues in Taking Neuroscience Research
              from Bench to Bedside 
          8. John Timpane, Models for the Neuroethical Debate in the
Part III. Neuroimaging
          9. Judy Illes, Neuroethics in a New Era of Neuroimaging
        10. Judy Illes, John E. Desmond, Lynn F. Huang, Thomas A. Raffin,
              and Scott W. Atlas, Ethical and Practical Considerations in Managing
              Incidental Findings in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
        11. Jennifer Kulynych, Legal and Ethical Issues in Neuroimaging Research:
              Human Subjects Protection, Medical Privacy, and the Public
              Communication of Research Results
        12. Alex Mamourian, Incidental Findings on Research Functional
              MR Images: Should We Look?
        13. Judy Illes and Eric Racine, Imaging or Imagining? A Neuroethics
              Challenge Informed by Genetics
        14. Lynette Reid and Francoise Baylis, Brains, Genes, and the
              Making of the Self
Part IV. Free Will, Moral Reasoning, and Responsibility
        15. Antonio Damasio, The Neural Basis of Social Behavior:
              Ethical Implications
        16. Patricia Smith Churchland, Neuroscience: Reflections on the
              Neural Basis of Morality
        17. Michael Gazzaniga, My Brain Made Me Do It
        18. Stephen J. Morse, New Neuroscience, Old Problems: Legal
              Implications of Brain Science
        19. William D. Casebeer, Moral Cognition and Its Neural Constituents
        20. Joshua Green, From Neural "Is" to Moral "Ought": What Are the
              Moral Implications of Neuroscientific Moral Psychology?
Part V. Psychopharmacology
        21. President's Council on Bioethics (Staff Working Paper),
              Better Memories? The Promise of Perils of Pharmacological
        22. Walter Glannon, Psychopharmacology and Memory
        23. Arthur L. Caplan and Paul R. McHugh, Shall We Enhance?
             A Debate
       24. Martha J. Farah, Judy Illes, Robert Cook-Deegan, Howard Gardner,
             Eric Kandel, Patricia King, Erik Parens, Barbara Sahakian, and
             Paul Root Wolpe, Neurocognitive Enhancement: What Can We Do and
             What Should We Do?
       25. Anjan Chatterjee, The Promise and Predicament of Cosmetic
Part VI. Brain Injury and Brain Death
       26. Guy M. McKhann, Brain Death in an Age of Heroic Medicine
       27. Joseph J. Fins, Constructing an Ethical Sterotaxy for Severe Brain
             Injury: Balancing Risks, Benefits, and Access
       28. Nicholas D. Schiff and Joseph J. Fins, Hope for "Comatose" Patients
       29. Joseph J. Fins, Rethinking Disorders of Consciousness: New Research
             and Its Implications
       30. Steven Rose, Ethics in a Neurocentric World
             Further Reading

Editorial Reviews

"Walter Glannon’s book, Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science: Essential Readings in Neuroethics, captures well the debates that have engaged neuroethics and provides a thorough introduction to the field. . . . The essays show a clear awareness of the socially-situated nature of the ethical implications of our increasingly sophisticated understanding of the brain. It is an excellent overview of the current state of neuroethics."--Journal of Ethics in Mental Health