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NeuroethicsDefining the issues in theory, practice, and policy$
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Judy Illes

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.001.0001

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Religious responses to neuroscientific questions

Religious responses to neuroscientific questions

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(p.289) Chapter 20 Religious responses to neuroscientific questions
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Neuroethics
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Paul Root Wolpe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.003.0020

This chapter explores the three areas where neuroscience challenges religion. First, in religion's ethical response to neuroscientific findings; secondly, how religion responds to the claims of some neuroscientists that current research refutes ideas such as ensoulment; and finally, through the field that has come to be known as neurotheology, the neuroscientific study of the religious impulse itself.

Keywords:   neuroscience, religion, neuroethics, research

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