The Promises and Perils of Neuroscience Research on Addiction
By Adrian Carter
By Wayne Hall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year: 2011
Online Publication Date:December 2011
Chapter DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511760136.008
Ethics is the domain of enquiry whose task it is to formulate, interpret and apply the most appropriate principles to guide human conduct. Philosophical and applied ethical enquiries, when related to neuroscience, have been termed neuroethics, although the methods of analysis and theoretical frameworks used in these enquiries are not unique to this field.
Neuroethics emerged as a distinct field in 2002, following a number of conferences held by organisations such as the Royal Institute of London, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Dana Foundation. In the same year, the journal Neuron devoted a special issue to neuroethical concerns, and the seminal text, Neuroethics: Mapping the Field was published, based on papers presented at a conference held by the Dana Foundation earlier that year (Marcus, 2002).
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