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Sentimentalism Today

Michael L. Frazer

in The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390667
eISBN:
9780199866687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores potential implications of eighteenth-century sentimentalism for both academic research and public policy in the twenty-first century. It begins with the many potential ... More


Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

David Wastell and Susan White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a ... More


Introduction: The Political Mind

Kieran Laird

in The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623860
eISBN:
9780748652808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces three interlinked aims. The first is to introduce neuropsychological material that may help to generate interesting political theory at the most base level of the creation of ... More


Moral Grammar and Human Rights: Some Reflections on Cognitive Science and Enlightenment Rationalism

John Mikhail

in Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195371895
eISBN:
9780199979127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371895.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In Chapter 7, cognitive science and legal John Mikhail reviews the mind sciences for evidence of what he calls “universal moral grammar”—a moral organ that is now an innate feature like linguistic ... More


Decisions, Decisions

Alfred R. Mele

in Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199371624
eISBN:
9780190252427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199371624.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines some of the arguments that have been put forward regarding free will. It first considers the meaning of free will, paying particular attention to three different views and the ... More


How knowledge gets made in neuroscience and molecular biology

David Wastell and Sue White

in Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This Chapter provides an introduction to some key concepts from the philosophy and sociology of science and technology to examine how the sciences ‘think’. We make particular use of the concept of ... More


The cat is out of the bag: from early intervention to child protection

David Wastell and Sue White

in Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines how ideas about early intervention and damage to the infant brain are making their way into child protection practice. It uses evidence from policy reports and government ... More


Constructive Sentimentalism: Legal and Political Implications

Jesse J. Prinz

in Passions and Emotions: NOMOS LIII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760147
eISBN:
9780814763490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760147.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter identifies the relationship between emotions and moral judgment, reviewing in particular the case of sentimentalism. Throughout the many studies in moral neuroscience, one ... More


Threats to the CBW Prohibition Regimes: Advances in Neuroscience

in Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782753
eISBN:
9780804786157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782753.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses advances in neuroscience that have particular implications for biosecurity. The connection between genomics and neuroscience is also elaborated upon. The thinking of Eric ... More


Science Fiction: Some Unexamined Assumptions of Nita Farahany’s “Law and Behavioral Morality”

Jennifer L. Culbert

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores Professor Farahany's suggestion that behavioral moralists should focus their energies on scientifically validating and qualifying people's legal notion of reasonableness. ... More


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