LibraryGraffiti: Behavior, Ethics, Brain Computations
If the topic of the first Drew Faculty Seminar piqued your interest in these topics, Then the Drew Library reference collection, physical and virtual, is the place to turn to find out more.
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience
As soon as you open this collection of two dozen thoughtful essays, you will wish you could check it out of the library. The good news is that it is a reference source that will be here for you whenever you visit. Although all the essays are worthy of listing, here are three samples: “What’s “Neu” in Neuroethics?” by Roskies, “Learning, Neuroscience and the Return of Behaviorism,” by Machamer, and “Neurocomputational Models: Theory, Application, Philosophical Consequences,” by Eliasmith.
Ref QP 356 .O94 2009
Encyclopedia of Perception
It seems somehow comforting when a difficult topic is introduced with a cultural reference that many readers will recognize. The article on “Computer Consciousness” does just that in this encyclopedia. You’ll have to investigate for yourself to learn what that cultural reference is.
Ref BF 311 .E497 2010
Oxford Companion to Consciousness
This compact volume is a concise encyclopedia of short signed articles and sources for further reading. Read the article on “neuroethics” by Farah for a different viewpoint from that of Roskies (above).
Ref BF 311 .O937 2009
Science, Religion and Society: An Encyclopedia
How do scientific views of consciousness intersect with the study of religion? Are we hard-wired for religion? What about ethics? Take a look at Volume 2, the sections on “Conciousness, Mind and the Brain,” pgs. 517-604.
REF BL 240.3 .S37
The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science
What is “transhumanism” and what does it have to do with the intersection of brains, computation and ethics? See “Cyborgs, Robots & Eternal Avatars” p. 578-89 to find out.
REF BL 240.3 .R685
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