David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Developing World Bioethics 9 (2):57-64 (2009)
Neuroethics, in its modern form, investigates the impact of brain science in four basic dimensions: the self, social policy, practice and discourse. In this study, we analyzed a set of 461 peer-reviewed articles with neuroethics content, published by authors from 32 countries. We analyzed the data for: (1) trends in the development of international neuroethics over time, and (2) how challenges at the intersection of ethics and neuroscience are viewed in countries that are considered developed by International Monetary Fund (IMF) standards, and in those that are developing. Our results demonstrate a steady increase in global participation in neuroethics from 1989 to 2005, characterized by an increase in numbers of articles published specifically on neuroethics, journals publishing these articles, and countries contributing to the literature. The focus from all countries was on the practice of brain science and the amelioration of neurological disease. Indicators of technology creation and diffusion in developing countries were specifically correlated with increases in publications concerning policy implications of brain science. Neuroethics is an international endeavor and, as such, should be sensitive to the impact that context has on acceptance and use of technological innovation.
|Keywords||ethics developing world science neuroethics society technology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Adina L. Roskies (2002). Neuroethics for the New Millennium. Neuron 35 (1):21-23.
Richard A. Shweder (1990). Ethical Relativism: Is There a Defensible Version? Ethos 18 (2):205-218.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Neil Levy (2008). Introducing Neuroethics. Neuroethics 1 (1):1-8.
Neil Levy (2007). Rethinking Neuroethics in the Light of the Extended Mind Thesis. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (9):3-11.
Neil Levy (2009). Neuroethics: Ethics and the Sciences of the Mind. Philosophy Compass 4 (1):69-81.
James Giordano (2010). The Neuroscience of Pain, and a Neuroethics of Pain Care. Neuroethics 3 (1):89-94.
Michael Robertson (2011). Symposium: Neuroethics and Mental Health—Old Wine in New Bottles or a Legitimate New Field of Bioethical Inquiry. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (1):13-14.
Katrina Sifferd (2011). Neuroethics. In Vilayanur Ramachandran (ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2e. Elsevier.
Eran Klein (2011). Is There a Need for Clinical Neuroskepticism? Neuroethics 4 (3):251-259.
Molly C. Chalfin, Emily R. Murphy & Katrina A. Karkazis (2008). Women's Neuroethics? Why Sex Matters for Neuroethics. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (1):1 – 2.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads25 ( #75,797 of 1,140,315 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #140,127 of 1,140,315 )
How can I increase my downloads?