The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience by John BickleThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience by John Bickle

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience

EditorJohn Bickle

Paperback | January 30, 2013

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience is a state-of-the-art collection of interdisciplinary research spanning philosophy (of science, mind, and ethics) and current neuroscience. Containing chapters written by some of the most prominent philosophers working in this area, and insome cases co-authored with neuroscientists, this volume reflects both the breadth and depth of current work in this exciting field. Topics include the nature of explanation in neuroscience; whether and how current neuroscience is reductionistic; consequences of current research on the neurobiology of learning and memory, perception and sensation, neurocomputational modeling, and neuroanatomy; the burgeoning field of neuroethicsand the neurobiology of motivation that increasingly informs it; implications from neurology and clinical neuropsychology, especially in light of some bizarre symptoms involving misrepresentations of self; the extent and consequences of multiple realization in actual neuroscience; the new field ofneuroeudamonia; and the neurophilosophy of subjectivity. This volume will interest philosophers working in numerous fields who wish to see how current neuroscience is being brought to bear directly on philosophical issues. It will also be of interest to neuroscientists who wish to learn how the research programs of some of their colleagues are beingenriched by interaction with philosophers, and finally to those working in any interdisciplinary field who wish to see how two seemingly disparate disciplines - one traditional and humanistic, the other new and scientific - are being brought together to both disciplines' mutual benefit.
John Bickle is Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Fellow of the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies (I2AT) at Mississippi State University.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and NeuroscienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:January 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Notes on the ContributorsEditor's IntroductionPart I: Explanation, Reduction, and Methodology in Neuroscientific Practice:1. Molecules, systems, and behavior: Another view of memory consolidation2. Biological clocks: Explaining with models of mechanisms3. Methodology and reduction in the behavioral neurosciences: Object exploration as a case study4. The Science of Research and the search for molecular mechanisms of cognitionPart II: Learning and Memory:5. The lower bounds of cognition: What do spinal cords reveal?6. Lessons for cognitive science from neurogenomics7. Neuroscience, learning, and the return to behaviorismPart III: Sensation and Perception:8. fMRI: A modern cerebrascope? The case of pain9. The enactive field, the embedded Neuron10. The role of neurobiology in differentiating the senses11. Enactivism's vision: Neurocognitive basis or neurocognitively baseless?Part IV: Neurocomputation and Neuroanatomy:12. Space, time, and objects13. Neurocomputational models: Theory, application, philosophical consequences14. Neuroanatomy and cosmologyPart V: Neuroscience of Motivation, Decision Making, and Neuroethics:15. The emerging theory of motivation16. Inference to the best decision17. Emergentism at the crossroads of philosophy, neurotechnology, and the enhancement debate18. What's neu in neuroethics?Part VI: Neurophilosophy and Psychiatry:19. Confabulations about people and their limbs, present or absent20. Delusional experience21. The case for animal emotions: Modeling neuropsychiatric disordersPart VII: Neurophilosophy:22. Levels and individual variation: Implications for the multiple realization of psychological properties23. The neurophilosophy of subjectivity or Buddhists lead neuroscientists to the seat of happiness24. The neurophilosophy of subjectivit