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Neurophilosophy Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain

ISBN-10: 0262530856
ISBN-13: 9780262530859
Edition: 1989
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/7/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936

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. Patricia Smith Churchland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. A Bradford Book.

Patricia S. Churchland is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her books include "Brain-Wise" and "Neurophilosophy". In 1991, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

Preface
General Introduction
Some Elementary Neuroscience
The Science of Nervous Systems: A Historical Sketch
Modern Theory of Neurons
Functional Neuroanatomy
Higher Functions: Early Work
Higher Functions: Neuropsychology and Neurology
Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science
Introduction and Historical Sketch
Reduction and the Mind-Body Problem
Are Mental States Irreducible to Neurobiological States?
Functional Psychology
A Neurophilosophical Perspective
Theories of Brain Function
Closing Remarks
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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