Neuroscience, Reverence and Moral Sense

Key Note September 11, 2009

Dr. James Giordano is Samueli-Rockefeller Professor of Medicine and Neurosciences, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. and is a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (VA), where he serves as Director for the Center for Neurotechnology Studies; he is a Fellow in Philosophical Psychology at Blackfriar’s Hall, University of Oxford, UK; Visiting Professor of Neurophilosophy and Neuroethics at Rheinische Universität, Bonn, Germany, and American Academy of Pain Medicine National Visiting Professor in Pain Medicine and Ethics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX.

Prof. Giordano is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, Associate Editor for the international journal Neuroethics, neuroscience and ethics editor (and former Deputy Editor-in-Chief) for the journal Pain Physician, neuroscience editor for the multi-lingual journal Research in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Forschende Komplmentärmedizin), neuroscience and ethics section editor of Spirituality and Health International, and Editor-in-Chief of the book series Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (published by Taylor-Francis/CRC Press). Prof. Giordano is the author of over 120 publications in neuroscience, pain, neurophilosophy, and neuroethics that reflect his ongoing research in the molecular and behavioral neuroscience of pain and analgesia, the neurophilosophy of pain and mind, and the neuroethics of pain research and treatment. Recent publications include: Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives on Neuroethics – The Silent Revolution in Neuroscience (with Bert Gordijn, Cambridge University Press), Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy (with Mark Boswell; Linton Atlantic Press), Pain: Mind, Meaning, and Medicine (Arbor Books), and Schmerz und Leid: Neurophilosophie, Neuroethik und Verantwortung (with Gerhard Höver, LIT Verlag, Münster).


  • James Giordano


  • Friday, September 11, 2009