Foundations of Neuroscience

Paperback | September 30, 1995

byMarcus Jacobson

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The author makes a unique contribution to the field by discussing the history and philosophy of the neurosciences, and then developing critical approaches which integrate techniques, theory, and ethics. Taken as a whole, Jacobson's work will provide a coherent and humane framework for future research programs. The paperback edition of this highly successful text, first published in 1993, is now available! The author brings the ethics of neuroscience into a closer relationship with empirical research. Covering the field's history, philosophy, theories, and techniques, this volume provides the necessary moral and ethical framework to evaluate neuroscience research.

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This entirely original and lavishly illustrated volume remains the only work devoted to the history, philosophy, and ethics of neuroscience, and is the book which "Bioscience" urged, "should be read by all students, faculty, and researchers in the field"

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The author makes a unique contribution to the field by discussing the history and philosophy of the neurosciences, and then developing critical approaches which integrate techniques, theory, and ethics. Taken as a whole, Jacobson's work will provide a coherent and humane framework for future research programs. The paperback ed...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.04 inPublished:September 30, 1995Publisher:Springer

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ISBN - 10:0306451654

ISBN - 13:9780306451652

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Table of Contents

Making Brain Models. Neuroreductionism. Struggle for Synthesis of the Neuron Theory. Hero Worship and the Heroic in Neuroscience. Ethics in Science. Index.

From Our Editors

This entirely original and lavishly illustrated volume remains the only work devoted to the history, philosophy, and ethics of neuroscience, and is the book which "Bioscience" urged, "should be read by all students, faculty, and researchers in the field"

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`Jacobson has a broad grasp of the history and the philosophical implications of the field of neuroscience....does an important service by enquiring deeply into the origins and philosophical implications of the underlying ideas of neuroscience.' Nature