Deep Brain Stimulation, Self and Relational Autonomy

Neuroethics:1-13 (forthcoming)
Authors
Shaun Gallagher
University of Memphis
Abstract
Questions about the nature of self and self-consciousness are closely aligned with questions about the nature of autonomy. These concepts have deep roots in traditional philosophical discussions that concern metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. They also have direct relevance to practical considerations about informed consent in medical contexts. In this paper, with reference to understanding specific side effects of deep brain stimulation treatment in cases of, for example, Parkinson’s Disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder, I’ll argue that it is best to frame discussions of informed consent in terms of relational autonomy and a pattern theory of self.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s12152-018-9355-x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 34,982
External links

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

Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person.Harry G. Frankfurt - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (1):5-20.
Philosophical Conceptions of the Self.Shaun Gallagher - 2000 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (1):14-21.
Consciousness Explained.William G. Lycan & Daniel C. Dennett - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (3):424.

View all 41 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Therapeutic Reconstruction of Affordances.Shaun Gallagher - 2018 - Res Philosophica 95 (4):719-736.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Authenticity and Autonomy in Deep-Brain Stimulation.Alistair Wardrope - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (8):563-566.
Situating the Self: Understanding the Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation.Roy Dings & Leon de Bruin - 2016 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 15 (2):151-165.
Informed Consent and Relational Conceptions of Autonomy.N. Stoljar - 2011 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4):375-384.
Situating the Self: Understanding the Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation.Roy Dings & Leon Bruin - 2016 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 15 (2):151-165.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-03-06

Total downloads
9 ( #545,408 of 2,274,870 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #50,515 of 2,274,870 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature