The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas

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The Ethical Brain The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas A provocative and fascinating look at new discoveries about the brain that challenge our ethicsThe rapid advance of scientific knowledge has raised ethical dilemmas that humankind has never before had
  • Title: The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas
  • Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga
  • ISBN: 9780060884734
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • A provocative and fascinating look at new discoveries about the brain that challenge our ethicsThe 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 increA provocative and fascinating look at new discoveries about the brain that challenge our ethicsThe 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.
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    This is one of the big ones, despite its short length When is an embryo or a fetus a person When does a person cease being a person How much chemical and genetic meddling with the brain is ok These and a host of other questions are addressed here Gazzinaga s style is quite accessible and his content is enlightening QUOTESXixI would like to support the idea that there could be a universal set of biological responses to moral dilemmas, a sort of ethics, built into our brains My hope is that we soo [...]

    The cover says to me the doors to the mind The cover has as its main image three doors side by side.This is a book about neuroethics, a subfield of bioethics It looks at how the brain figures into ethical decisions in four ways The first part of the book looks at given what we know of the brain, what ethical decisions should we make in regards to the beginning and ending of life, such as when should we give moral status to a fetus and how does the aging brain figure into how we treat people with [...]

    Espa ol EnglishEn este libro, Gazzaniga nos ofrece sus ideas con respecto a lo que la neurociencia aporta al campo de la bio tica Fue un libro interesante, pero creo que debi ser m s grande, abarcando mas an lisis de evidencias en las que se basan sus ideas Interesante pero demasiado superficial en mi opini n._________In this book, Gazzaniga offers his ideas about what neuroscience has to say in bioethics issues It was an interesting book, but I think that it needed to be bigger talking about t [...]

    At the outset, esteemed neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga says that page xiv understanding how strong beliefs about anything become established in our minds has been a goal in my scientific life A bit later, he points out his central focus page xviii To me, one of the crucial lessons neuroscience teaches us is that the brain wants to believe He touches on the development of the brain from embryo to the aged, in Part I He speaks of a variety of ways that have been suggested for brain enhancement [...]

    _The Ethical Brain_ 2005 by Michael Gazzaniga the father of cognitive neuroscience Added 5 2 11 Keep in mind.See summary at dana news danapressbooSee excerpt at press.uchicago Misc ChSee interesting blog at badgerhut.wordpress 2011 0This book, according to reviews at is a witty, well written, highly informed account of how our brain forms our beliefs When does life begin When does it end Is there a universal morality Michael Gazzaniga gives us the scientific data behind these fundamental questio [...]

    Desde la perspectiva de la neurociencia, se enfoca la atenci n sobre la infraestructura del fen meno de la moral el cerebro Se trata de pensar los principales problemas de la tica seg n una perspectiva en que lo crucial es solucionar problemas pr cticos por medio de un planteamiento naturalista, casi m dico Si bien es clarificador y permite al interesado en la neuroetica acercarse a la realidad de los hechos cerebrales en cuanto al mundo moral, se capta un cierto sesgo triunfalista no refrendado [...]

    This book looks into the way our brains actually operates and explores the science and the observable in such an honest way that it is actually a pleasure to read His thoughts on how our ethical choices work are debatable, but ultimately make for a good spinning off point if one wishes to think about the underlying reasons for why we do what we do Tiffany M.

    I found myself constantly questioning Gazzaniga which, in hindsight, is probably the sign of a good book Definitely thought provoking and than a little controversial I don t agree with much of his conclusions but we are probably tackling a difficult subject from two quite different perspectives and philosophical assumptions regarding the nature of humanity.

    The subtitle The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas I notice that subtitles, nowadays, are where you can actually get some idea what the book is about For popular science, anyway.This book is about a guy who got a seat at President Bush s council on bioethics, and found that when topics like stem cell research came up, he couldn t force himself to shut up As you may imagine, there are a lot of hot button topics in this book In addition to stem cell research, we have genetic engineering of humans, usi [...]

    Could ve used some insight into what some of the new technologies mentioned would mean ethically for a diverse socioeconomic population, especially since he actually did touch on eugenics but didn t mention anything about how the technology behind designer babies could make a mess across statistically likely racial lines Otherwise a pretty enjoyable read.

    Two stars on means it was ok , and that s these pages were The best parts of the book, the statistics, could have been compressed to the length of a single page, and I would not have paid 6 dollars for a single page of content In the rest of the book, Gazzaniga uses a misrepresented titled to bolster his own opinions on abortion, stem cell research, the concept of taking a super pill to make us smarter, with a few studies described in between This had nothing to do with the science of our moral [...]

    After having read Mind and Cosmos Why the Materialist Neo Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, Gazzinga s clarity and prose was a nice contrast to Nagel s philosophical jargon His handling of the intersection of law and neuroscience was intriguing and felt good as a foundational start, but left me feeling short on determining how we need to alter our criminal law concepts of mens rea criminal intent He also completely decimates the reliability of eye witness testimony and we [...]

    I was quickly predisposed to dislike this book, but it ended up being a bit better than I d expected In the preface, Gazzaniga tells us he hopes to explore whether there is a universal ethic, an intrinsic morality that exists within all of us Curious, I flipped to the index and noted that Immanuel Kant would apparently be playing no role in this exploration That did not bode well, in my opinion, for the author s mission.In fact, he did mention Kant once But the Brain side of the title definitely [...]

    As someone who has worked in Mike Gazzaniga s lab, I don t know that I can provide a fair review, but I m certainly willing to give my thoughts.This book marks a departure from Mike s previous work, which have been almost entirely science, research based, into the newly developed field of neuro ethics It s a field which he has devoted considerable time and effort in resent years, and it shows in the book.For those that have never read a Gazzaniga book, he has a wonderfully down to earth style of [...]

    This book contains a well thought out essay by Gazzangia, a neuro scientist on the forefront of brain research, on the advantages and perils involving the use of neuro logic That is, he dissects arguments on morality and ethics involving brain science to seperate subconscious and immediate emotional reactions to a subject from the hard facts of the matter For example, when discussing granting moral status to a human zygote which has no functioning nervous system , he shows us how a parent can ha [...]

    The title is misleading This is not a book about how our brain solves moral dilemmas It s about ethics related to neurology I don t think I would have bought the book had I read the description closer, but I m glad I did It was a nice surprise.The author was on President Bush s Council on Bioethics during the time of the stem cell debate, and he had much to say on that in the first chapter He also discussed the ethics of brain enhancement, both with drugs and genetics The third section was the m [...]

    It took me over a month to finish this book Scratch that I started this book a month ago and finally talked myself into picking it back up again yesterday.That said, it really isn t a bad book The first part just wasn t doing it for me Rather than being about the science behind morality, the first section was about the morality of science stem cell research, when a fetus becomes a human, etc Further, the writing was pretty dry and uninspired As the book progressed, though, the author got into h [...]

    Gazzaniga is an accomplished neuroscientist He was a member of some bioethics committee under the Bush administration, and was clearly annoyed at their lack of scientific understanding He wrote this book as a sort of minority report, and I m sure that is useful He touches on some key social issues and makes a good case that cognitive science is in a unique position to weigh in on these moral issues That said, the book is not very detailed, nor particularly well written I felt a bit disappointed, [...]

    Gazzaniga is an excellent Neuroscience researcher His data is quoted by all the non scientists who write about the human mind and philosophy religion related to human brains But this book is Gazzaniga dumbed down his writing is too simple and repetitious Some, who don t care to read his other works may, however, enjoy this book.The book explains how ethics evolves in the brain without a Big MagicMan read, God puts it there or has to write it on stone tablets.I recommend Matt Ridley s book s firs [...]

    From The Ethical Brain is an extraordinary book Michael Gazzaniga asks profound questions about life, ethics, the brain, reason, and irrationality His discussion of these issues ones that perplex ethicists, philosophers, and psychologists is lucid, provocative, and deeply interesting This is an important and fascinating book Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D professor of psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    The medical terminology is slowing me down I like the analysis of the issues, I just wish that I was comfortable with the terminology Joe Just finished This was well worth reading I found good insights into some of our moral dilemmas It s about how our brain organizes and sorts some of our beliefs Joe

    I would have enjoyed this book a lot if I hadn t had to do it for a school project The author also spends way too much time on Western philosophy and assumes that Western philosophy is the philosophy all humans are born with But there are a lot of really interesting chapters that are worth reading.

    this book is written about ES cell, cloning, and other new technbology of human biology.i think writer s statement is quite cutting edged uniqueis book is helpful when we arguing human biology.

    Phenomenal insight beyond traditional methods of trying to understand dilemmas The great thing for me is that some of the dilemmas can actually be resolved by simply understanding a bit about how we FEEL the way we do about some things.

    This book was sooo dense It did not hold my attention after the halfway mark I learned a lot of interesting tid bits about the brain in this book which is why I gave it 2 stars If you want to truly retain a good portion of the books information I feel like you need to take notes.

    Worthy to read the discussion about ethics of abortion and stem cells Also I recommend the section about free will.

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