The Ethical Brain

The Ethical Brain

The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas

Book - 2006
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A provocative and fascinating look at new discoveries about the brain that challenge our ethics

The rapid advance of scientific knowledge has raised ethical dilemmas that humankind has never before had to address. Questions about the moment when life technically begins and ends or about the morality of genetically designing babies are now relevant and timely. Our ever-increasing knowledge of the workings of the human brain can guide us in the formation of new moral principles in the twenty-first century. In The Ethical Brain, preeminent neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga presents the emerging social and ethical issues arising out of modern-day brain science and challenges the way we look at them. Courageous and thought-provoking -- a work of enormous intelligence, insight, and importance -- this book explores the hitherto uncharted landscape where science and society intersect.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2006.
ISBN: 9780060884734
0060884738
Characteristics: xix, 202 p. ;,21 cm.

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Jun 27, 2017

Rather informally written; an incoherent jumble of the author's own unthought-through opinions. Describes, briefly, issues about memory, the uses of various sorts of brain scanning, and briefly discusses issues about cognitive improvements (though he takes the social sort function of schooling systems way too seriously and totally disregards - does not even consider - the development and deployment of intellectual virtues and how much more an individual could obtain more of the consequent natural goods, like knowledge).

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