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Cyborg Mind

What Brain–Computer and Mind–Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics

Calum MacKellar

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262 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-014-0 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (April 2019)

ISBN  978-1-80073-453-1 $19.95/£15.95 / Pb / Published (August 2022)

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“Calum MacKellar wrote a stimulating book which can be read as a primer covering most aspects of the complex and rapidly growing field of man-computer interactions. The technology will continue to develop, but the ethical problems outlined here will probably remain the same.” • Anthropos

Cyborg Mind is a brilliant primer as we start to think through what all this [the latest developments in information technology and artificial intelligence] is going to mean. It discusses big questions but makes them as accessible as possible… Do you lead a book group? Or are you just trying to make sense of what lies up ahead? Cyborg Mind is for you.” • Care Book Review

“The book is timely. Brain-computer interface technologies are bound to have a significant impact on 21st-century society…This is a book for philosophers, bioethicists, lawmakers, and politicians as well, as for anyone directly involved in the use of the new technologies.” • Ethics & Medicine


With the development of new direct interfaces between the human brain and computer systems, the time has come for an in-depth ethical examination of the way these neuronal interfaces may support an interaction between the mind and cyberspace.

In so doing, this book does not hesitate to blend disciplines including neurobiology, philosophy, anthropology and politics. It also invites society, as a whole, to seek a path in the use of these interfaces enabling humanity to prosper while avoiding the relevant risks. As such, the volume is the first extensive study in cyberneuroethics, a subject matter which is certain to have a significant impact in the 21st century and beyond.

Calum MacKellar is Director of Research of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, Edinburgh, and Visiting Lecturer of Bioethics at St. Mary's University, London, UK. His past books include (as co-editor) The Ethics of the New Eugenics (Berghahn Books, 2014).

Subject: Medical AnthropologySociology

Cyborg Mind by Calum MacKellar is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

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OA ISBN: 978-1-78920-015-7


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