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Protecting the Mind

Challenges in Law, Neuroprotection, and Neurorights

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  • Discusses the possible threats of misuses of neurotechnology on human rights and mental integrity

  • Offers a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary discussion on neurotechnology and its regulation

  • Makes proposals to address current ethical and social challenges relating to the use of neurotechnology

Part of the book series: Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment (ETHICSSCI, volume 49)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Towards an Ethical Discussion of Neurotechnological Progress

    • Pablo López-Silva, Luca Valera
    Pages 1-5
  3. Human Nature, Neurotechnologies, and Philosophy: Main Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Neuroscience, Neurolaw, and Neurorights

      • Paolo Sommaggio
      Pages 71-84
  4. Neurotechnologies and Ethics: Main Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85
    2. Neuro-Rights and Ethical Ecosystem: The Chilean Legislation Attempt

      • Enrique Siqueiros Fernández, Héctor Velázquez Fernández
      Pages 129-137
  5. Neuroprotection and Human Rights: New Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Mental Privacy and Neuroprotection: An Open Debate

      • Abel Wajnerman, Pablo López-Silva
      Pages 141-155
    3. Neuro Rights: A Human Rights Solution to Ethical Issues of Neurotechnologies

      • Clara Baselga-Garriga, Paloma Rodriguez, Rafael Yuste
      Pages 157-161
    4. A Technocratic Oath

      • María Florencia Álamos, Leonie Kausel, Clara Baselga-Garriga, Paulina Ramos, Francisco Aboitiz, Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria et al.
      Pages 163-174
    5. Neurotechnologies and the Human Image: Open Questions on Neuroprotection

      • Pablo López-Silva, Luca Valera
      Pages 175-177

About this book

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of philosophical, social, ethical, and legal challenges arising as a consequences of current advances in neurosciences and neurotechnology. It starts by offering an overview of fundamental concepts such as mental privacy, personal autonomy, mental integrity, and responsibility, among others. In turn, it discusses the influence of possible misuses or uncontrolled uses of neurotechnology on those concepts, and, more in general, on human rights and equality. Then, it makes some original proposals to deal with the main ethical, legal, and social problems associated to the use of neurotechnology, both in medicine and in everyday life, suggesting possible policies to protect privacy, neural data, and intimacy. Crossing the borders between humanities, natural sciences, bio-medicine, and engineering, and taking into account geographical and cultural differences, this book offers a conceptual debate around policy and decision making concerning some of the key neuroethical challenges of our times. It offers a comprehensive guide to the most important issues of neurojustice and neuroprotection, together with a set of new paradigms to face some of the most urgent neuroethical problems of our times.

 

Keywords

  • Protecting Personal Autonomy
  • Mental Privacy
  • Neurotechnology and Mental Freedom
  • Data Ethics
  • Cognitive Liberty
  • Human Integrity
  • Mental Integrity
  • Ethical Use of Neurotechnology
  • Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Ethics of Brain Machine Interfaces
  • Regulating Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement

Editors and Affiliations

  • Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile

    Pablo López-Silva

  • Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

    Luca Valera

About the editors

Pablo López-Silva is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology and Research Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile. He is Young Research Fellow at the Millenium Institute for Research in Depression and Personality (Chile). Pablo López-Silva is MRes and PhD in Philosophy at the University of Manchester, UK. His areas of research are Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Psychopathology, and Neuroethics.

Luca Valera is an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Bioethics (School of Medicine), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Moreover, he is Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. He is Ph.D. in Bioethics at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy. His areas of research are Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Bioethics, and Applied Ethics.

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USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-94032-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)