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    What We May Forget When Discussing Human Memory Manipulation.Andrea Lavazza - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (4):249-251.
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  2. Not so Fast. On Some Bold Neuroscientific Claims Concerning Human Agency.Andrea Lavazza & Mario De Caro - 2010 - Neuroethics 3 (1):23-41.
    According to a widespread view, a complete explanatory reduction of all aspects of the human mind to the electro-chemical functioning of the brain is at hand and will certainly produce vast and positive cultural, political and social consequences. However, notwithstanding the astonishing advances generated by the neurosciences in recent years for our understanding of the mechanisms and functions of the brain, the application of these findings to the specific but crucial issue of human agency can be considered a “pre-paradigmatic science” (...)
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    Free Will and Neuroscience: From Explaining Freedom Away to New Ways of Operationalizing and Measuring It.Andrea Lavazza - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    Cerebral Organoids: Ethical Issues and Consciousness Assessment.Andrea Lavazza & Marcello Massimini - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (9):606-610.
    Organoids are three-dimensional biological structures grown in vitro from different kinds of stem cells that self-organise mimicking real organs with organ-specific cell types. Recently, researchers have managed to produce human organoids which have structural and functional properties very similar to those of different organs, such as the retina, the intestines, the kidneys, the pancreas, the liver and the inner ear. Organoids are considered a great resource for biomedical research, as they allow for a detailed study of the development and pathologies (...)
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    Operationalizing and Measuring Free Will. Towards a New Framework for Psychology, Ethics, and Law.Andrea Lavazza & Silvia Ignlese - 2015 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 6 (1):37-55.
    Free will is usually defined by three conditions: the ability to do otherwise; control of one’s own choices; responsiveness to reasons. The compatibility of free will with determinism lies at the heart of the philosophical debate at the metaphysical level. This debate, while being increasingly refined, has not yet reached a conclusion. Recently, neuroscience and empirical psychology have tried to settle the problem of free will with a series of experiments that go in the direction of so-called illusionism: free will (...)
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    Erasing Traumatic Memories: When Context and Social Interests Can Outweigh Personal Autonomy.Andrea Lavazza - 2015 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 10:3.
    Neuroscientific research on the removal of unpleasant and traumatic memories is still at a very early stage, but is making rapid progress and has stirred a significant philosophical and neuroethical debate. Even if memory is considered to be a fundamental element of personal identity, in the context of memory-erasing the autonomy of decision-making seems prevailing. However, there seem to be situations where the overall context in which people might choose to intervene on their memories would lead to view those actions (...)
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    Moral Bioenhancement Through Memory-Editing: A Risk for Identity and Authenticity?Andrea Lavazza - forthcoming - Topoi:1-13.
    Moral bioenhancement is the attempt to improve human behavioral dispositions, especially in relation to the great ethical challenges of our age. To this end, scientists have hypothesised new molecules or even permanent changes in the genetic makeup to achieve such moral bioenhancement. The philosophical debate has focused on the permissibility and desirability of that enhancement and the possibility of making it mandatory, given the positive result that would follow. However, there might be another way to enhance the overall moral behavior (...)
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    Moral and Social Reasons to Acknowledge the Use of Cognitive Enhancers in Competitive-Selective Contexts.Mirko D. Garasic & Andrea Lavazza - 2016 - BMC Medical Ethics 17 (1):1-12.
    BackgroundAlthough some of the most radical hypothesis related to the practical implementations of human enhancement have yet to become even close to reality, the use of cognitive enhancers is a very tangible phenomenon occurring with increasing popularity in university campuses as well as in other contexts. It is now well documented that the use of cognitive enhancers is not only increasingly common in Western countries, but also gradually accepted as a normal procedure by the media as well. In fact, its (...)
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  9. Contemporary Dualism: A Defense.Andrea Lavazza & Howard Robinson (eds.) - 2013 - Routledge.
    Ontological materialism, in its various forms, has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy of mind. This book provides a variety of defenses of mind-body dualism, and shows that a thoroughgoing ontological materialism cannot be sustained. The contributions are intended to show that, at the very least, ontological dualism constitutes a philosophically respectable alternative to the monistic views that currently dominate thought about the mind-body relation.
     
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    Art as a Metaphor of the Mind.Andrea Lavazza - 2009 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (2):159-182.
    This paper focuses on the emergent neo-Jamesian perspective concerning the phenomenology of art and aesthetic experience. Starting from the distinction between nucleus and fringe in the stream of thought described by William James, it can be argued that our appreciation of a work of art is guided by a vague and blurred perception of a much more powerful content, of which we are not fully aware. Accordingly, a work of art is seen as a kind of metaphor of our mental (...)
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    Mental Causation.Rodolfo Giorgi & Andrea Lavazza - 2018 - Aphex 17.
    This article aims to provide a brief overview of mental causation problem and its current proposed solutions. Indeed, mental causation turns out as one of the most difficult philosophical conundrums in contemporary philosophy of mind. In the first two sections, we offer an outline of the problem and the philosophical debate about it, and show that mental causation problem is pivotal within the contemporary philosophy of mind. In the third section, we focus on the most popular models of mental causation, (...)
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    Transcranial Electrical Stimulation for Human Enhancement and the Risk of Inequality: Prohibition or Compensation?Andrea Lavazza - forthcoming - Bioethics.
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    Cerebral Organoids and Consciousness: How Far Are We Willing to Go?Andrea Lavazza & Marcello Massimini - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (9):613-614.
    In his interesting commentary, Joshua Shepherd raises two points—one related to epistemology, the other to ethics—about our article on human cerebral organoids.1 2 From the epistemological standpoint, he calls into question the need for a theory of consciousness. A theory of consciousness, for him, is not necessary because of the lack of consensus about the very nature of consciousness. Shepherd suggests that ‘given widespread disagreement, applying a theory of consciousness may not be helpful when attempting to diagnose the presence of (...)
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    A Pragmatic and Empirical Approach to Free Will.Andrea Lavazza - 2017 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 8 (3):247-258.
    : The long dispute between incompatibilists and compatibilists is further exemplified in the discussion between Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett. In this article I try to add to the discussion by outlining a concept of free will linked to five operating conditions and proposing its operationalization and quantification. The idea is to empirically and pragmatically define free will as we need it for moral blame and legal liability, while separating it from the debate on global determinism, local determinism, automatisms and (...)
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    Of Meatballs, Autonomy, and Human Dignity: Neuroethics and the Boundaries of Decision Making Among Persons with Dementia.Andrea Lavazza & Massimo Reichlin - 2018 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 9 (2):88-95.
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    If Criminal Intentions Are Nonvoluntary, Mandatory Neurointerventions Might Be Permissible.Andrea Lavazza - 2018 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 9 (3):154-156.
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    Memory-Modulation: Self-Improvement or Self-Depletion?Andrea Lavazza - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Big Neuroscience: When a Big Number Is Not Necessarily a Great Idea.Andrea Lavazza - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (1):30-32.
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    Stimulating the Self and Conceptual Frameworks: Brain Matters, and World-Views Are Deeply Rooted.Andrea Lavazza - 2014 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 5 (4):44-46.
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    The Evolutionary Perspective on Free Will Might Be Mechanistic But Not Deterministic.Andrea Lavazza - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 6 (2):26-28.
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    A New Mind for a New Aesthetics.Andrea Lavazza & Riccardo Manzotti - 2011 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 67 (3):501 - 523.
    Embora a extensão da dependência entre teorias da estética e modelos da mente seja urna questão de aceso debate, é justo afirmar que as abordagens actuáis da consciência sugerem novas perspectivas sobre a natureza da experiência estética. As recentes descobertas da neurociência têm afetado a nossa forma de ver a estética e a arte. Todavia, enquanto é frequentemente sugerido que a neurociência vai, em breve, obter urna descrição completa da natureza da mente e, portanto, da experiência estética, aqui consideram-se as (...)
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    Why HEAVEN Is Not About Saving Lives at All.Mirko Daniel Garasic & Andrea Lavazza - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (4):228-229.
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    An Externalist Approach to Creativity: Discovery Versus Recombination.Andrea Lavazza & Riccardo Manzotti - 2013 - Mind and Society 12 (1):61-72.
    What is the goal of creativity? Is it just a symbolic reshuffling or a moment of semantic extension? Similar to the contrast between syntax and semantics, creativity has an internal and an external aspect. Contrary to the widespread view that emphasises the problem-solving role of creativity, here we consider whether creativity represents an authentic moment of ontological discovery and semantic openness like Schopenhauer and Picasso suggested. To address the semantic aspect of creativity, we take advantage of recent externalist models of (...)
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    Conseguenze del fisicalismo sulla mente.Andrea Lavazza - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 49:355-375.
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    Coarse Grain and Fine Grain in Addressing the Mind.Andrea Lavazza - 2008 - Epistemologia 31 (2):193-217.
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    Neuroetica e neuropolitica. Le scienze del cervello tra riflessione intellettuale e dibattito pubblico.Andrea Lavazza - 2008 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 21 (1):187-211.
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    Neuroscienze e filosofia morale.Andrea Lavazza - 2007 - Rivista di Filosofia 98 (3):327-358.
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    Documentality, Emotions, and Motivations. Why We Need a Kind of Internal Memory.Andrea Lavazza - 2014 - Rivista di Estetica 57:51-66.
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    A Rawlsian Version of the Opportunity Maintenance Thesis.Andrea Lavazza - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (6):50-52.
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  30. Juan José Sanguineti, Neuroscienza e filosofia dell’uomo. [REVIEW]Andrea Lavazza - 2015 - Acta Philosophica 24 (2).
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  31. L'arte è la mente vista dall'interno. Verso un'estetica neo-jamesiana tra fenomenologia e neuroscienze.Andrea Lavazza - 2006 - Rivista di Estetica 46 (31):191-214.
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  32. Neurociencias y personas. ¿Nueva perspectiva o amenaza?. Las neurociencias cognitivas.Andrea Lavazza - 2009 - Medicina y Ética 20:43-71.
    Gracias a los rápidos progresos de las neurociencias cognitivas, algunos investigadores, sobre todo de áreas anglosajonas, comienzan a utilizar criterios basados sobre la neurobiología para redimensionar o disolver el concepto de persona -fundamentalmente en ámbito bioético- en cuanto definido ilusorio.En particular, se sostiene que exista un network cerebral innato, que comprende cuatro áreas especificas del encéfalo, que produciría en modo automático la percepción de una categoría especial de cosas, definidas personas. Tal hipÓtesis se basa sobre una creciente cantidad de datos (...)
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  33. Sense as a 'Translation' of Mental Contents.Andrea Lavazza - 2007 - In Antonio Chella & Riccardo Manzotti (eds.), Artificial Consciousness. Imprint Academic. pp. 82-96.