, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 233–236 | Cite as

Neuroetica, a Look at the Development of the Italian Debate on Neuroethics

  • Francesca MinervaEmail author
Review Paper

Neuroetica, science of the brain, philosophy and free will [1] is a collection of eight papers edited by Andrea Lavazza, scholar of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science and Giuseppe Sartori, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience.

The essays mirror the different approaches of their authors (mainly philosophers, but also lawyers and psychologists), therefore the book does not present a unitary and coherent view.

The editors themselves point out, in the introduction, that the “aim of the book is to deepen knowledge about neuroethics, providing the reader with a general understanding of the recent developments, highlighting the consequences deriving from these developments and introducing the terminology related to the debate and to investigation in this field”.1The editors choose an approach that “promotes the confrontation between reductionist and anti-reductionist views […]; the pluralism of the views presented in the essays mirrors not just the approach preferred by each author,...


Moral Philosophy Moral Decision Relativistic Culturalism Philosophical Tradition Extended Mind 
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  1. 1.
    Lavazza, Andrea, and Sartori, Giovanni (edited by). 2011. Neuroetica, scienze del cervello, filosofia e libero arbitrio, Il Mulino.Google Scholar
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    Farah, Martha J., and Andrea S. Heberlein. 2007. Personhood and neuro- science: Naturalizing or nihilating? American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB-Neuroscience) 7(1): 37–48.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Pham, Michel Tuam. 2007. Emotion and Rationality: A Critical Review and Interpretation of Empirical Evidence. Review of General Psychology 11(2): 155–178.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CAPPE, University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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