Exploring a topic? Need background information? Start your research with reference books to help you brainstorm, do preliminary research on potential areas of interest, and acquire background knowledge. Reference books can also point you to the main scholarly opinions or researchers in a field.
Handbook of neuroethics (2015). Edited by Jens Clausen and Neil Levy.
A great first source for background information. Contents include: Addiction and Neuroethics.- Brain Research and Ethics.- Developmental Neuroethics.- Ethical Implications of Brain Imaging.- Ethical Implications of Brain Stimulation.- Ethical Implications of Brain-Machine Interfacing.- Ethical Implications of Cell and Genetherapy.- Ethical Implications of Sensory Prostheses.- Ethics in Neurosurgery.- Ethics in Psychiatry.- Feminist Neuroethics.- Foundational Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience.- History of Neuroscience and Neuroethics.- Moral Cognition.- Neuroanthropology.- Neuroenhancement.- Neuroethics and Identity.- Neurolaw.- Neuromarketing.- Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility.- Neuroscience, Neuroethics, and the Media Neurotheology.- Weaponization of Neuroscience.- What Is Neuroethics?
Oxford handbook of neuroethics (2011). Edited by Judy Iles and B.J. Sahakian.
A great introduction to a large variety of neuroethics topics.
Neuroethics: defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy (2006). Edited by Judy Iles.
A slightly older book, but still a good overview of the field of neuroethics including discussions of ethical issues around specific developments in neuroscience, and philosophical approaches.
International encyclopedia of ethics (2013). Edited by Hugh LaFollette.
Encyclopedia of bioethics (2005). Edited by Stephen Garrard Post.
Use a more general biomedical ethics encyclopedia to uncover background information on philosophical and ethical approaches.