Neurolaw - A Conversation with Nita Farahany

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Nita Farahany, Robert O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Nita Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies. This wide-ranging conversation examines the growing impact of modern neuroscience on the law, deepening our understanding of a wide range of issues, from legal responsibility to the American Constitution's Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Using our Heads, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
I. Neurolegal Beginnings - From cadavers to courtrooms
II. Framing the Issues - Atypicalities, compulsion and plea bargaining
III. Ineffective Legal Counsel - Waking up to neuroscience
IV. Taking the Fifth - Neuroscience as a legal lens
V. Moral Ownership - Neuroscience and responsibility
VI. Administering Bioethics - Comparing different approaches

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Publication date
April 23, 2021
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