The application of neuroscience in clinical, research, legal, and social contexts raises an additional set of philosophical issues that neuroscience is not likely to resolve by itself. 'Neuroethics' is the new label that identifies the area of interdisciplinary inquiry that examines these and other questions that result from advances in the neurosciences. However, neuroethics is only just emerging as a field unto itself. Thus, Walter Glannon's new book, Bioethics and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 2007), is a much needed and welcome survey of the burgeoning social and ethical issues that identify neuroethics as a serious area of scholarship.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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