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Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

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2018.11.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan (eds.), Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, 2018, 368pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190460730. Reviewed by Markus Gabriel, University of Bonn The present volume is very ambitious in its thematic scope and covers four dimensions of the implications of neuroscience, or rather, of philosophical interpretations of the role that neuroscience might play for our self-understanding as agents and thinkers. It is based on a sweeping historical claim according to which we live in "the age of neuroscience", which is supposed to lead to a crisis in the human self-conception worthy of a third wave of existentialism. As a matter of fact, the papers collected  are clearly not all written in order to substantiate the claims of the editors and so make a rather disparate impression. For this reason, I will focus only on some of. . .

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