Cognitive Enhancement

Social and Public Policy Issues

Authors: Blank, Robert H.

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Rapid advances in cognitive neuroscience and converging technologies have led to a vigorous debate over cognitive enhancement. This book outlines the ethical and social issues, but goes on to focus on the policy dimensions, which until now have received much less attention. As the economic, social and personal stakes involved with cognitive enhancement are so high, and the advances in knowledge so swift, we are likely to see increasing demands for government involvement in cognitive enhancement techniques. The book therefore places these techniques in a political context and brings the subsequent considerations and divisions to the forefront of the debate, situating their resolution within the milieu of interest group politics. The book will provide a starting point from which readers can develop a balanced policy framework for addressing such concerns.

About the authors

Robert H. Blank is Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Among his previous academic positions were Chair of Public Policy at Brunel University in West London, UK and frequent guest professorships at Aarhus University, Denmark and National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He has also held residential fellowships at Vanderbilt University, USA, Stanford University, USA, Indiana University, USA, and the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He has taught, lectured and written widely in the areas of comparative health policy, medical technology assessment, and biomedical ethics/policy. Among his many books are Brain Policy and Intervention in the Brain: Politics and Policy.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction to Cognitive Enhancement

    Blank, Robert H.

    Pages 1-41

  • Ethical and Social Context of Cognitive Enhancement

    Blank, Robert H.

    Pages 42-70

  • Policy and Politics of Cognitive Enhancement

    Blank, Robert H.

    Pages 71-91

  • Framing Cognitive Enhancement Policy

    Blank, Robert H.

    Pages 92-108

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eBook £35.99
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Hardcover £45.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57247-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Enhancement
Book Subtitle
Social and Public Policy Issues
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57248-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-57248-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57247-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 144
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