Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain / Edition 1

Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain / Edition 1

by Patricia Smith Churchland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262530856

ISBN-13: 9780262530859

Pub. Date: 09/07/1989

Publisher: MIT Press

Neurophilosophy is a rich interdisciplinary study of the prospects for a unified cognitive neurobiology. Contemporary research in the empirical neurosciences, and recent research in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science, are used to illuminate fundamental questions concerning the relation between abstract cognitive theory and substantive neuroscience

Overview

Neurophilosophy is a rich interdisciplinary study of the prospects for a unified cognitive neurobiology. Contemporary research in the empirical neurosciences, and recent research in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science, are used to illuminate fundamental questions concerning the relation between abstract cognitive theory and substantive neuroscience.

A Bradford Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262530859
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/07/1989
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,173,043
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
General Introduction
I Some Elementary Neuroscience
1 The Science of Nervous Systems: A Historical Sketch
2 Modern Theory of Neurons
3 Functional Neuroanatomy
4 Higher Functions: Early Work
5 Higher Functions: Neuropsychology and Neurology
II Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science
6 Introduction and Historical Sketch
7 Reduction and the Mind-Body Problem
8 Are Mental States Irreducible to Neurobiological States?
9 Functional Psychology
III A Neurophilosophical Perspective
10 Theories of Brain Function
11 Closing Remarks
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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