Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-32
  2. Foundational Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Michael Kaplan
      Pages 9-29
    3. Holly Andersen
      Pages 63-77
    4. Corey J. Maley, Gualtiero Piccinini
      Pages 79-94
  3. Moral Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Stephan Schleim
      Pages 97-108
    3. Danilo Bzdok, Dominik Groß, Simon B. Eickhoff
      Pages 127-148
    4. Regina A. Rini
      Pages 149-168
    5. Antti Kauppinen
      Pages 169-183
  4. Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Tim Bayne, Elisabeth Pacherie
      Pages 211-230
    3. Santiago Amaya, John M. Doris
      Pages 253-272

About this book


Neuroethics – as a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary endeavor – examines the implications of the neurosciences on human beings in general and on their self-understanding and their social interactions in particular. The range of approaches adopted in neuroethics includes but is not limited to historical, anthropological, ethical, philosophical, theological, sociological and legal approaches. 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.

This Handbook deals with a plethora of topics divided into in three parts: the first part contains discussions of theories of neuroethics, identity, free will, as well as other philosophical considerations. 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.


Addiction-Applied Ethics Anthropology Bioethics Brain Interventions Enhancement Free Will Medical Ethics Moral Responsibility Neuroanthropology Neuroenhancement Neuroethics Neurolaw Neurophilosophy Neurosurgery Neurotheology Personal Identity Philosophy Psychiatric Ethics Weaponization dedi Deep Brain Stimulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Clausen
    • 1
  • Neil Levy
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Ethics and History of MedicineUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental HealthUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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