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The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas (P.S.)

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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.

Synopsis:

Widely considered to be the father of cognitive neuroscience, the author examines "lifespan neuroethics." He also addresses the medical ethics challenges confronting modern society at the dawn of the 21st century.

About the Author

Michael S. Gazzaniga is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060884734
Author:
Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Author:
by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Cognitive neuroscience
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A- <i>-- <i>Kirkus Reviews</i></i>
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.57 in. .45 lbs.

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