Neuroscience develops a particular idea of civilization: a neuro-civilization; whereby improvements of society are brought about by certain strategies. Firstly, through a definition of the role of the neuroscientists in Courts and Public debates. Secondly it creates new paradigms in these cultural debates about the structure of Society and the Law. And finally through reductive neuro-law characterized by the progressive substitution of traditional normative sources with new neuroscientific standards. Thus, the more the neuroscientific establishment justifies itself in its attempt to define standards of normality (for example), the more the possibility opens up of invasive interventions with unpredictable effects upon the patient, which stray perhaps involuntarily from the paradigms of direct intervention. Such questions mask a fundamental importance, since there is a decided risk that a certain neuroscientific (thus neuro-civilizational) idea of normality imposes itself not for deeper theoretical reasons, but for dangerous current practices.

Neurocivilizzazione

Sommaggio, Paolo
2014

Abstract

Neuroscience develops a particular idea of civilization: a neuro-civilization; whereby improvements of society are brought about by certain strategies. Firstly, through a definition of the role of the neuroscientists in Courts and Public debates. Secondly it creates new paradigms in these cultural debates about the structure of Society and the Law. And finally through reductive neuro-law characterized by the progressive substitution of traditional normative sources with new neuroscientific standards. Thus, the more the neuroscientific establishment justifies itself in its attempt to define standards of normality (for example), the more the possibility opens up of invasive interventions with unpredictable effects upon the patient, which stray perhaps involuntarily from the paradigms of direct intervention. Such questions mask a fundamental importance, since there is a decided risk that a certain neuroscientific (thus neuro-civilizational) idea of normality imposes itself not for deeper theoretical reasons, but for dangerous current practices.
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