Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science by David M. KaplanExplanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science by David M. Kaplan

Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science

EditorDavid M. Kaplan

Hardcover | December 7, 2017

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This collection brings together a set of new papers that advance the debate concerning the nature of explanation in mind and brain science, and help to clarify the prospects for bonafide integration across these fields. Long a topic of debate among philosophers and scientists alike, there isgrowing appreciation that understanding the complex relationship between the psychological sciences and the neurosciences, especially how their respective explanatory frameworks interrelate, is of fundamental importance for achieving progress across these scientific domains. Traditionalphilosophical discussions tend to construe the relationship between them in stark terms - either they are related in terms of complete independence (i.e., autonomy) or complete dependence (i.e., reduction), leaving little room for more interesting relations such as that of mutually beneficialinteraction or integration. A unifying thread across the diverse set of contributions to this volume is the rejection of the assumption that no stable middle ground exists between these two extremes, and common embrace of the idea that these sciences are partially dependent on or constrained by oneanother. By addressing whether the explanatory patterns employed across these domains are similar or different in kind, and to what extent they inform and constrain each another, this volume helps to deepen our understanding of the prospects for successfully integrating mind and brain science.
David M. Kaplan is a researcher in the Department of Cognitive Science and an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) at Macquarie University. After completing his PhD at Duke University (2007), he was a James S. McDonnell postdoctoral fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology ...
Title:Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:December 7, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. David Michael Kaplan: Integrating Mind and Brain Science: A Field Guide2. Martin Roth and Robert Cummins: Neuroscience, Psychology, Reduction, and Functional Analysis3. Daniel A. Weiskopf: The Explanatory Autonomy of Cognitive Models4. James Woodward: Explanation in Neurobiology: An Interventionist Perspective5. Michael Strevens: The Whole Story6. Dominic Murphy: Brains and Beliefs: On the Scientific Integration of Folk Psychology7. Frances Egan: Function-Theoretic Explanation and the Search for Neural Mechanisms8. David Michael Kaplan: Neural Computation, Multiple Realizability, and the Prospects for Mechanistic Explanation9. Oron Shagrir and William Bechtel: Marr's Computational Level and Delineating Phenomena10. Ken Aizawa: Multiple Realization, Autonomy, and Integration11. Corey J. Maley and Gualtiero Piccinini: A Unified Mechanistic Account of Teleological Functions for Psychology and Neuroscience