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Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Over the past dozen or so years neuroethics has become a rich and dynamic field that has brought together individuals from a variety of disciplines and interests to consider issues that lie at the intersection of ethics and neuroscience. During this period there has been a significant amount of important empirical and philosophical work on a range of topics at this intersection; however, there has been comparatively little work on this intersection as it applies to nonhuman animals. In fact, it is fair to say that neuroethics has had a distinct and almost exclusive “humanistic focus.” Our hope with this special section is to broaden this focus and to provoke and encourage discussion of nonhuman animals within neuroethics.
There are a number of explanations for neuroethics’ humanistic focus.
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Buller, T., Shriver, A., & Farah, M. J. (2014). Broadening the Focus. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 23 (2), 124-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963180113000650
Date Posted: 16 February 2015
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