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Intensive Labours, Expansive Visions: Emerging ideals of the ethical subject amidst the rise of cognitive neuroscience

Wade, Matthew


This thesis seeks to trace the escalating shift from mind to brain and resulting changes in understandings of care for the self, emergent in part through growing influence of neuroethics and related calls for ‘neuro-enhancement’ of the ethical subject. This study – propelled largely through a critical discourse analysis of recent disciplinary output and public engagement – is particularly interested in observing the increasing confidence of neuroscience-informed perspectives on humanity, with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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