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The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 18, Issue 2, Summer 2018

James Beauregard
Pages 269-290

Advancing a Personalist Neuroethics

Neuroethics is a new and rapidly expanding field in the academy and clinical practice. However, there is no comprehensive treatment of it from a specifically Catholic perspective. Nevertheless, the Catholic tradition contains possible criteria for a systematic approach to neuroethics. The personalist philosophical tradition, specifically modern ontological personalism, provides a framework for organizing and articulating those aspects of personhood that are most relevant to neuroscience and neuroethics