Nada Gligorov, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and

Associate Professor of Bioethics,
The Bioethics Program

Philosophy of Mind

Dr. Nada Gligorov received her PhD in Philosophy from the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. One of the themes of Dr. Gligorov’s work is the examination of the interaction between commonsense views and scientific theories. She has published on a number of topics in neuroethics, including the compatibility of determinism and free will, the ethical permissibility of cognitive enhancement, and the implications of brain imaging technologies on mental privacy, and most recently on brain death. She is one of three editors of the book The Human Microbiome: Ethical, Legal and Social Concerns (Oxford University Press, 2013). She is also the author of a monograph titled Neuroethics and the Scientific Revision of Common Sense (Studies in Brain and Mind, Springer, 2016).

Curriculum Vitae >

Recent Publications

Gligorov, Nada (2016). Neuroethics and the Scientific Revision of Common Sense. Studies in Brain and Mind (Volume 11). Springer.

Review by L. Syd M. Johnson in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2016):

Gligorov, Nada (2017). Don’t Worry, This Will Only Hurt a Bit: The Role of Expectation and Attention in Pain Intensity. The Monist, 100 (4): 501–513.

Gligorov, Nada (2016). A Defense of Brain Death. Neuroethics,9(2): 119-127.

Gligorov, Nada, et al. (2015). Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Skill: Integrating Standardized Patients into Bioethics Education, The Hastings Center Report, 45(5):25-30.

Recent Activities

Unrepresented Patients Experiencing Mental Distress: Unique Challenges for Surrogate Decision Makers (presented with Phoebe Friesen). The 28th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, May 24-26, 2017.

The Permissibility of Prescribing Stimulants. Columbia University Bioethics Society, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 26, 2016.

The Ethics of Addiction: Discussing moral responsibility with a bioethicist, a neurobiologist, and a psychiatrist (panelist). Ethics Luncheon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, September 22, 2016.

Personal Identity and Memory Modification. Speaker Series on Identity, University of Rijeka, Croatia, Department of Philosophy, June 28, 2016.

Bioethics in the 21st Century. Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Washington, D.C., June 3, 2016. 

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