Forthcoming Series: Brain Science, Philosophy, and Ethics


Executive Editors: James Giordano, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, and Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA, and John Shook, Philosophy Department, and Science & the Public Program, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

The series Brain Science, Philosophy, and Ethics is devoted to philosophical and ethical issues generated and informed by advances in the brain sciences. Brain research is enabling new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for medical and clinical settings, adaptive assistive neurotechnologies for daily life, and public safety and national security, intelligence, and defense. Advances in the brain sciences are influencing conceptions of agency, autonomy, freedom, responsibility, and morality, that will be increasingly employed in personal, civic, legal, juridical, and political settings to define (and perhaps modify) human capacity, competence, culpability, predispositions, beliefs, decisions, values and actions.

Philosophy and ethics are now profoundly affected, and increasingly inspired by, ever more rapid and sophisticated advances in neuroscientific and neuro-cognitive research. These advances call for philosophical interpretations to explain implications of new findings, and provide ethical guidelines over methods of research/development into neuro-cognitive knowledge and tools for medicine, public life, and politics. Current and future generations of scholars and citizens need to be well-informed about the capabilities and limitations of brain science, and its potential effects on life and society.

This series publishes one or two volumes of scholarly monographs or edited volumes each year, in the English language. This series fosters volumes displaying inclusivity, inter-disciplinarity, and multi-cultural scholarship reflecting a variety of perspectives and orientations.

Book Proposals

Please send book proposals to the executive editors:

Book proposals for monographs and edited volumes should be sent to both series editors. A proposal should include the following:

  • The proposed title for the book, which accurately indicates the book’s focus and purpose.
  • How the book advances scholarly research in the involved field or fields.
  • How and why the book sufficiently encompasses supportive interdisciplinary research, and (if relevant) recognizes related research having multi-cultural and/or international origins.
  • If a multi-authored, or edited work, a listing of only those contributors who have already committed to contribute to the volume.
  • The list of chapters, with a one-paragraph synopsis for each chapter.
  • The curriculum vitae of the monograph’s author(s), or the collected volume’s editor(s).
  • Details about comparable and competing books published in the last five years, describing those ways that the proposed volume differs from, and/or complements each rival.
  • The estimated word length, number of figures, number of photographs (with color requirements), and an anticipated delivery date of the completed manuscript.
  • A list of five qualified academic referees for a reviewing stage.