Social context of the brain and law: Is consciousness social?

Sinha, Chetan (2022) Social context of the brain and law: Is consciousness social? [Working papers (or Preprints)] (Unpublished)

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How does the sense of agency emerge? Does the sense of self and agency emerge from the brain or embedded in the social activities of the person and meaning making with the social objects? This chapter discuss how we become conscious and aware and what is the role of the brain when the person is not conscious of his/her action. Consciousness in the wider philosophical framework was dealt in an asocial and individual framework. The understanding of consciousness also requires one’s understanding of social context and group processes. The current race to objectify the brain is a new phrenology unless viewed critically through the societal lens. Brain has its dignity and objectification of the brain reduces humans into mechanistic entities. Law has a greater role to demystify itself from neuroscience and keep a balance taking into account precedents. This chapter ventures into how consciousness is constructed in a social arena and the way neuroscience can be included in the reformative law is the main agenda

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Brain | Consciousness | Agency | Philosophy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Admin Library
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 03:59
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 06:18
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