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Carl F. Craver. Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience

Morris, Kevin (2010) Carl F. Craver. Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, 3 (1). 239 - 242. ISSN 1913-0465

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Abstract

Human beings enjoy a wide range of mental capacities: we learn, remember, and think. And we have these capacities largely in virtue of the brain. But how does the brain work? Carl Craver’s Explaining the Brain provides a careful, detailed examination of the explanatory framework employed in contemporary neuroscience and how this framework revolves around the notion of a mechanism. Moreover, he argues that an adequate appreciation of this framework requires reconsidering a number of issues in the philosophy of science.


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Morris, Kevin
Keywords: Scientific Realism; Epistemic Issues; Epistemology of Science
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Jordan Miller
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2021 16:46
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 16:46
Item ID: 17951
Journal or Publication Title: Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science
Publisher: The University of Toronto
Official URL: https://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.4245/sponge.v3i1.6126
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 11 January 2010
Page Range: 239 - 242
Volume: 3
Number: 1
ISSN: 1913-0465
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17951

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