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A Neuron Doctrine in the Philosophy of Neuroscience

Gold, I; Stoljar, Daniel


Many neuroscientists and philosophers endorse a view about the explanatory reach of neuroscience (which we will call the neuron doctrine) to the effect that the framework for understanding the mind will be developed by neuroscience; or, as we will put it, that a successful theory of the mind will be solely neuroscientific. It is a consequence of this view that the sciences of the mind that cannot be expressed by means of neuroscientific concepts alone count as indirect sciences that will be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X99002198


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