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Author Ravven, Heidi M., 1952-
Title The self beyond itself [electronic resource] : an alternative history of ethics, the new brain sciences, and the myth of free will / Heidi M. Ravven.
Publication Info. New York : New Press, 2013.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Searching for ethics: how do people become good (and bad)? -- Moral lessons of the Holocaust about good and evil, perpetrators and rescuers -- The overwhelming power of the group and the situation -- What happened to ethics: the Augustinian legacy of free will -- Another modernity: the moral naturalism of Maimonides and Spinoza -- Surveying the field: how the new brain sciences are exploring how and why we are (and are not) ethical -- Beginning again: the blessing and curse of neuroplasticity: interpretation (almost) all the way down -- The self in itself: what we can learn from the new brain sciences about our sense of self, self-protection, and self-furthering -- The self beyond itself: the "we that is I" and the "I that is we" -- What is ethics? how does moral agency work?.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Ethics.
Neurosciences.
Free will and determinism.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781595585370 1595585370 1595588000 (DLC) 2012031769
ISBN 1595588000 (electronic bk.)
9781595588005 (electronic bk.)
9781595585370 (hbk.)
1595585370 (hbk.)
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