Whilst neuroscience has provided insights into the structure and serve as of nervous systems, hard questions remain about the nature of consciousness, mind, and self. Most likely the most difficult questions involve the meaning of neuroscientific information, and methods to pursue and utilize neuroscientific knowledge in ways that are in line with some construal of social ‘good’. Written for researchers and graduate students in neuroscience and bioethics, Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics explores vital developments in neuroscience and neurotechnology, and addresses the philosophical, ethical, and social issues and problems that such advancements generate. It examines three core questions. First, what’s the scope and direction of neuroscientific inquiry? Second, how has progress thus far affected scientific and philosophical ideas, and in any case, what ethical issues and problems does this progress and knowledge incur, both now and sooner or later?
Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics