Precis of Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Ruthlessly Reductive Account [Book Review]

Authors
John Bickle
Mississippi State University
Abstract
This book precis describes the motives behind my recent attempt to bring to bear “ruthlessly reductive” results from cellular and molecular neuroscience onto issues in the philosophy of mind. Since readers of this journal will probably be most interested in results addressing features of conscious experience, I highlight these most prominently. My main challenge is that philosophers (even scientifically-inspired ones) are missing the nature and scope of reductionism in contemporary neuroscience by focusing exclusively on higher-level cognitive neuroscience, and ignoring the discipline's cell-physiological and molecular-biological core
Keywords Cellular  Cognition  Mind  Molecular  Neuroscience  Reductionism  Science
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11097-005-4066-2
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 38,086
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Thinking About Mechanisms.Peter K. Machamer, Lindley Darden & Carl F. Craver - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (1):1-25.

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
155 ( #41,085 of 2,313,331 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
18 ( #30,353 of 2,313,331 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature