Philosophy Faculty Publications

Title

Sex Differences and Neuroethics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Philosophical Psychology

Abstract

Discussions in neuroethics to date have ignored an ever-increasing neuroscientific lilterature on sex differences in brains. If, indeed, there are significant differences in the brains of men versus women and in the brains of boys versus girls, the ethical and social implications loom very large. I argue that recent neuroscientific findings on sex-based brain differences have significant implications for theories of morality and for our understandings of the neuroscience of moral cognition and behavior.

Inclusive pages

95-111

ISBN/ISSN

0951-5089

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Volume

23

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes