Brain Theory: Essays in Critical Neurophilosophy - download pdf or read online

By C. Wolfe

ISBN-10: 023036957X

ISBN-13: 9780230369573

From its beginnings till the current day, neuroscience has constantly had a unique dating to philosophy. And philosophy has lengthy wondered over the relation among brain and mind (and through extension, the relation of cerebral strategies to freedom, morals, and justice, but in addition to conception and art). This quantity provides many of the cutting-edge reflections on philosophical efforts to 'make feel' of neuroscience, as regards matters together with neuroaesthetics, neuroethics and neurolaw, but additionally extra serious, evaluative views on subject matters corresponding to the social neuroscience of race, neurofeminism, embodiment and collaboration, reminiscence and ache, and extra without delay empirical subject matters resembling neuroconstructivism and embodied robotics. mind concept as awarded this is neither mere remark at the nation of the sciences, nor armchair philosophical mirrored image on conventional themes. it's extra pluralistic than present philosophy of neuroscience (or neurophenomenology), but extra without delay engaged with empirical, certainly experimental issues than socio-cultural discussions of 'brainhood' or representations of the mind.

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It is only in this sense that experiences can be seen as the basis of the system. Carnap distinguishes two kinds of descriptions: descriptions of properties and descriptions of relations, and the Aufbau only contains the latter. This description of relations is purely structural. Memory Traces 23 It is clear that under these conditions the elementary experiences differ from qualitative factors in a very psychological way. Elementary experiences have no properties. Propositions on these experiences can be united by their relationships and not by their qualitative determinations.

The inert material itself is endowed Memory Traces 27 with a kind of memory, directly identifiable with memory traces. Feigl refers also to Donald Hebb and reverberating circuits (Hebb 1949). This double reference to Hering and Semon on the one hand, and Hebb on the other hand, as a common argument in favor of identity, suggests the limits of theoretical discussions on reduction: from organic memory to reverberating circuits, practical modalities of identification or reduction may be very different, and they are so in fact.

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