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    The self beyond itself : an alternative history of ethics, the new brain sciences, and the myth of free will / Heidi M. Ravven.
    by Ravven, Heidi M., 1952-
    New York : New Press, 2013.
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  • Neurosciences.
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    9781595585370 :
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    863233
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    xv, 507 p. ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    Searching for ethics: how do people become good (and bad)? -- Moral lessons of the Holocaust about good and evil, perpetrators and rescuers -- The overwhelming power of the group and the situation -- What happened to ethics: the Augustinian legacy of free will -- Another modernity: the moral naturalism of Maimonides and Spinoza -- Surveying the field: how the new brain sciences are exploring how and why we are (and are not) ethical -- Beginning again: the blessing and curse of neuroplasticity: interpretation (almost) all the way down -- The self in itself: what we can learn from the new brain sciences about our sense of self, self-protection, and self-furthering -- The self beyond itself: the "we that is I" and the "I that is we" -- What is ethics? how does moral agency work?.
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    "A critique of 'free will' that draws on neuroscience, philosophy, and religion"--Provided by publisher.
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