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Neuroethics in Principle and Praxis

Conceptual Foundations

Edited by Denis Larrivee

Loyola University Chicago

With the conclusion of the Decade of the Brain and Decade of the Mind, neuroscience has advanced well beyond single neuron functions, and begun to investigate global properties that emerge from central nervous system operation. Core ethical issues for neural intervention, in consequence, now touch on concerns over how the individual as a whole may be affected. Central to these concerns is the fundamental value of the human being, which lends normative weight to questions, interventions, and practices influencing him or her. Yet, despite wide recognition of the crucial relevance of human value, the derivation of metaethical principles that underwrite this value is by no means uniformly agreed to. Why and how the human being is normatively privileged, accordingly, emerge as core questions that frame issues of ethical praxis. This book tackles this dissonance, and exposes the philosophical foundations that are rooting contemporary divisions in ethical approaches to intervention in the nervous system.

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Neuroethics in Principle and PraxisConceptual FoundationsEdited by Denis Larrivee

Published: September 4th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77614

ISBN: 978-1-78984-760-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-644-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-761-1

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Reconciling Neurobioethics through Nature’s Lens - Metaphysical Determinants of Subjectivity

By Denis Larrivee


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2. Doing and Being: A Metaphysic of Persons from an Ontology of Action

By Simon Smith


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3. Naturalizing Neuroethics? A Syncretic Approach

By John R. Shook and James Giordano


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4. Terminality Advance Directives and Nursing Practice in Brazil: Bioethical Issues

By Jacqueline Resende Boaventura, Juliana Dias Reis Pessalacia, Luciana Ferreira Da Silva, Ana Paula Da Silva, Larissa Da Silva Barcelos, Carlos Eduardo Pereira Furlani and Adriano Menis Ferreira


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5. Values-Based Medicine (VsBM) and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

By Ahmed Ammar


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6. Dynamic and Static Models of Body-Mind Approaches from Neurobiological Perspectives

By Shoichi Shiota and Michio Nomura


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