Neuroethics and the Scientific Revision of Common Sense

  • Nada¬†Gligorov

Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 75-94
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-169

About this book


This book is focused on the examination of the particular relationship between developments in neuroscience and commonsense concepts, such as free will, personal identity, privacy, etc., which feature prominently in moral discourse.  In the book common sense is recast as an ever-shifting repository of theories from many domains, including science. Utilizing this alternative characterization of common sense, the book reexamines the impact of neuroscience on commonsense moral conceptions.

Neuroethics is one of the newest, developing branches of Bioethics. Topics often raised include issues of free will, personal identity and the self; the possible ethical implication of memory manipulation; brain imaging and mind-reading; brain stimulation/enhancement and its impacts on personal identity; and brain death.


Neuroethics Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Bioethics personal identity Neuroscience Free will Personal identity the self Neuroscience brain imaging Neuroscience mind reading Brain stimulation personal identity Brain enhancement personal identity Brain death the self Neuroscience personal identity Neuroscience free will Neuroscience privacy Neuroscience common sense Neuroscience moral conceptions Neuroscience psychology Neuroscience the self

Authors and affiliations

  • Nada¬†Gligorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical EducationIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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