Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-brain

Voorkant
MIT Press, 1989 - 546 pagina's

Five chapters in the book's first part, "Some Elementary Neuroscience," sketch the history of the science of nervous systems and provide a general introduction to neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuropsychology. In the second part, "Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science," chapters place the mind-body problem within the wider context of the philosophy of science. Drawing on recent research in this area, a general account of intertheoretic reduction is explained, arguments for a reductionist strategy are developed, and traditional objections from dualists and other anti reductionists are answered in novel ways. The third part, "A Neurophilosophical Perspective," concludes the book with a presentation and discussion of some of the most promising theoretical developments currently under exploration in functional neurobiology and in the connectionist models within artificial intelligence research.

A Bradford Book.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

General Introduction
1
Chapter
4
Chapter
13
Chapter 2
35
Chapter 3
99
Early Work
147
Chapter 5
171
Chapter 6
239
Chapter 7
277
Chapter 8
315
Functionalist Psychology
349
Chapter 10
403
Chapter 11
481
Bibliography
491
Index
525
Copyright

Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Over de auteur (1989)

Patricia Smith Churchland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego

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