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Hardwired behavior : what neuroscience reveals about morality

Author: Laurence R Tancredi
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laurence Tancredi explores the impact of recent neuroscience research on brain function as it affects moral decisions. He examines a range of human behaviours that involve moral decision-making and presents a literature review on current research that extends understanding of social and moral behaviour.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence R Tancredi
ISBN: 0521127394 9780521127394
OCLC Number: 506249063
Description: xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Neuroscience and morality; 2. Morality and the mind; 3. Beyond the mind zone; 4. Morality and the brain; 5. Bad without conscience; 6. Biology of choice; 7. Sex and the single moral code; 8. Brain biology and sex; 9. Deception; 10. The biology of money; 11. The bad and the mad; 12. Creating a moral brain; Glossary; Notes; Index.
Other Titles: What neuroscience reveals about morality
Responsibility: Laurence R. Tancredi.

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This book explores the impact of neuroscience research over the past 20 or more years on brain function as it affects moral decisions.  Read more...

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