Nita Farahany

Neurolaw 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:

  1. Neurolegal Beginnings – From cadavers to courtrooms
  2. Framing the Issues – Atypicalities, compulsion and plea bargaining
  3. Ineffective Legal Counsel – Waking up to neuroscience
  4. Taking the Fifth – Neuroscience as a legal lens
  5. Moral Ownership – Neuroscience and responsibility
  6. Administering Bioethics – Comparing different approaches




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