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Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience free pdf In this provocative work, a distinguished philosopher and a leading neuroscientist outline the conceptual problems at the heart of cognitive neuroscience. Writing from a scientifically and philosophically informed perspective, the authors provide a critical overview of the conceptual difficulties encountered in many current neuroscientific and psychological theories, including those of Blakemore, Crick, Damasio, Edelman, Gazzaniga, Kandel, Kosslyn, LeDoux, Penrose and Weiskrantz. They propose that conceptual confusions about how the brain relates to the mind affect the intelligibility of research carried out by neuroscientists, in terms of the questions they choose to address, the description and interpretation of results and the conclusions they draw. The book forms both a critique of the practice of cognitive neuroscience and a conceptual handbook for students and researchers.

About M. Bennett

Max R. Bennett is Professor of Physiology and University Chair at the University of Sydney. He is a leading neurobiologist, specialising in research on the formation and function of the synapse. He is the author of many books and articles in neurobiology, including The Idea of Consciousness: Synapses and the Mind and A History of the Synapse. He is President of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience, the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Medallion of the Australian Neuroscience Society, the Ramaciotti Medal and the Burnet Medal, and is an Officer of the Order of Australia. P. M. S. Hacker is a fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He is author of numerous books and articles on philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, and a leading authority on the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Among his many publications on Wittgenstein is the monumental four volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations published by Blackwell, the first two volumes of which are co-authored with G. P. Baker.

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Author : M. Bennett
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Data Published : 25 March 2003
ISBN : 140510838X
EAN : 9781405108386
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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