Walter Glannon
Walter Glannon is professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary in Alberta. He is author or editor of eight books, including Free Will and the Brain (2015), Bioethics and the Brain (2006) and Biomedical Ethics (2004).

Written by Walter Glannon

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Essay/
Bioethics
Dead enough

To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death

Walter Glannon

Deep brain stimulation (DBS), in which certain areas of the brain are stimulated with high-frequency electricity, is carried out with the patient awake and communicating with the doctors during some phases of the operation. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Essay/
Neuroscience
The free-will fix

New brain implants can restore autonomy to damaged minds, but can they settle the question of whether free will exists?

Walter Glannon