Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality by Matthew S. LiaoMoral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality by Matthew S. Liao

Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

byMatthew S. Liao

Paperback | September 26, 2016

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In the last fifteen years, there has been significant interest in studying the brain structures involved in moral judgments using novel techniques from neuroscience such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Many people, including a number of philosophers, believe that results fromneuroscience have the potential to settle seemingly intractable debates concerning the nature, practice, and reliability of moral judgments. This has led to a flurry of scientific and philosophical activities, resulting in the rapid growth of the new field of moral neuroscience. There is now a vastarray of ongoing scientific research devoted towards understanding the neural correlates of moral judgments, accompanied by a large philosophical literature aimed at interpreting and examining the methodology and the results of this research. This is the first volume to take stock of fifteen years of research of this fast-growing field of moral neuroscience and to recommend future directions for research. It features the most up-to-date research in this area, and it presents a wide variety of perspectives on this topic.
S. Matthew Liao is Director and Associate Professor of the Center for Bioethics, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. He is the author of The Right to Be Loved (Oxford University Press); co-editor of Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press); and over 50 articles in ...
Title:Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of MoralityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199357676

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