Resisting ruthless reductionism: A commentary on Bickle

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Tim Bayne
Monash University
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Philosophy and Neuroscience is an unabashed apologetic for reductionism in philosophy of mind. Bickle chides his fellow philosophers for their ignorance of mainstream neuroscience, and promises them that a subscription to Cell, Neuron, or any other journal in mainstream neuroscience will be amply rewarded. Rather than being bogged down in the intricacies of two-dimensional semantics or the ontology of properties, philosophers of mind need to get neuroscientifically informed and ruthlessly reductive.
Keywords Consciousness  Mental Causation  Mind  Neuroscience  Reductionism  Science  Bickle, John
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DOI 10.1007/s11097-005-4073-3
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