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Neurointerventions and the Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity

Nicole A Vincent, Thomas Nadelhoffer, and Allan McCay


This volume makes a contribution to the field of neurolaw by investigating issues raised by the development, use, and regulation of neurointerventions. The broad range of topics covered in these chapters reflects neurolaw’s growing social import, and its rapid expansion as an academic field of inquiry. Some authors investigate the criminal justice system’s use of neurointerventions to make accused defendants fit for trial, to help reform convicted offenders, or to make condemned inmates sane enough for execution, while others interrogate the use, regulation, and social impact of cognitive enha ... More

Keywords: neurolaw, neurointervention, neuroethics, neuroscience, neurotechnology, analytic jurisprudence, synthetic jurisprudence, philosophy of law, punishment, criminal law, business law, enhancement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190651145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190651145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole A Vincent, editor
University of Technology Sydney

Thomas Nadelhoffer, editor
College of Charleston

Allan McCay, editor
University of Sydney Foundation Program

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Front Matter

1 Law Viewed Through the Lens of Neurointerventions

Nicole A Vincent, Thomas Nadelhoffer, and Allan McCay

Part I Conceptual, Ethical, and Jurisprudential Issues

6 Offering Neurointerventions to Offenders With Cognitive-Emotional Impairments

Farah Focquaert, Kristof Van Assche, and Sigrid Sterckx

Part II Punishing People

9 Folk Jurisprudence and Neurointervention

Thomas Nadelhoffer, Daniela Goya-Tocchetto, Jennifer Cole Wright, and Quinn McGuire

10 Judicious Use of Neuropsychiatric Evidence When Sentencing Offenders With Addictive Behaviors

Andrew Dawson, Jennifer Chandler, Colin Gavaghan, Wayne Hall, and Adrian Carter

Part III Healing People

Part IV Changing People

15 Make Me Gay

Andrew Vierra

Part V Enhancing People

17 Neurointerventions and Business Law

Patrick D. Hopkins and Harvey L. Fiser

End Matter